Paralegal Practice Procedure Fourth Edition

Paralegal Practice   Procedure Fourth Edition Author Deborah E. Larbalestrier
ISBN-10 9781101104798
Year 2009-07-07
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The completely revised and updated fourth edition of the most trusted paralegal desk references on the market. Now fully revised and expanded: the bestselling desk reference for paralegals at any level. Each chapter has been completely updated to include the latest step-by-step instructions for every aspect of a paralegal's job, with new procedures, checklists, and resources throughout. Topics covered include: ? Paralegal ethics ? Training programs ? Court systems and court procedures ? Federal court practice and procedures ? Pretrial practice and procedure ? Legal research tools ? Electronic trial preparation procedures In addition to the general resources that will be of value to every paralegal, this guide also includes detailed information on practice and procedures for working in specialty law firms.

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants A General Skills Litigation Guide for Today s Professionals

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants  A General Skills   Litigation Guide for Today s Professionals Author National Association of Legal Assistants
ISBN-10 9781305176195
Year 2014-02-07
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Succeed on the job--and in your course--and prepare for the Certified Paralegal examination with the NALA Manual. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976. Covering all the skills required of paralegals today, the updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which you can make changes, adaptations, and modifications when you encounter similar situations on the job. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Certified Paralegal Review Manual A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation

Certified Paralegal Review Manual  A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation Author Virginia Koerselman Newman
ISBN-10 9781305172050
Year 2013-10-09
Pages 607
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Prepare for success on the Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination with the only comprehensive review manual prepared in partnership with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Whether you are an experienced paralegal professional or new to the profession, CERTIFIED PARALEGAL REVIEW MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CP EXAM PREPARATION, 4E offers an indispensable resource for preparing to take the CP Exam administered by NALA . New material covers the latest areas of paralegal practice and technology while detailing the most recent changes in the CP Exam. New examples, extensive outlines, realistic practice tests, and helpful exam tips prepare you for the exam. After an unmatched overview of test essentials, this complete manual dedicates full chapters to examine specific content areas of the test. You'll find the skills and best practices you need achieve your best on today's CP exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Immigration Law for Paralegals

Immigration Law for Paralegals Author Maria Isabel Casablanca
ISBN-10 1611635144
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 492
Language en
Publisher
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Immigration Law for Paralegals is an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures for instructing and training students or anyone interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or legal assistant. This fourth edition updates and expands the third, including coverage of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Contents of Immigration Law for Paralegals include: interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization; as well as samples of completed applications, a glossary of terms and useful appendices. Each visa category is set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations at the end of each chapter, allowing students to visualize actual problems and issues that arise when processing a case. Further, in responding to the hypothetical situations, students will look to the United States immigration statutes, rules and regulations and precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definition of legal terms, and exercises modeled after tasks paralegals may encounter on the job, including the preparation of relative petitions (Form I-130) and the adjustment of a status package (Forms I-485, G-325A, I-131, I-765, I-864A, and G-28). In keeping with the concise format of each chapter, excerpts from Federal, AAO, and BIA decisions will be cited or footnoted where relevant. The Glossary and Appendices include Immigration Law resources; USCIS Local, Regional and Service Center addresses; questions and answers for the naturalization exam; blank USCIS forms; Credential Evaluation sample request forms and a list of agencies; sample USCIS color photograph specifications, sample medical form (I-688); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4). The fourth edition includes a CD with fillable PDF forms.

Paralegal Career For Dummies

Paralegal Career For Dummies Author Scott A. Hatch
ISBN-10 1118052978
Year 2011-03-03
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Legal Terminology with Flashcards

Legal Terminology with Flashcards Author Cathy Okrent
ISBN-10 9781111136796
Year 2011-07-20
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition enables the beginning student to quickly grasp legal terminology through clear language and engaging repetition exercises. LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition presents the content in an accessible way, so that students from any background can feel confident in their legal discourse, whether they’re writing briefs, memorandums of law, bills of particulars, or other legal documents. Beginning with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus in each chapter, the student is immersed into nineteen separate areas of the law with phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings that facilitate the fastest approach to writing and speaking with the appropriate legal terms. Following mastery of each term in the dictionary/thesaurus, the student uses multiple learning formats (multiple choice, matching, fill in, true/false, sentence completion, synonym selection) to use and reuse 90-110 terms per chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Everything You Need to Know about Being a Legal Assistant

Everything You Need to Know about Being a Legal Assistant Author Chere B. Estrin
ISBN-10 0827365187
Year 1995-01-01
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Delmar Pub
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Designed to be used as an informational guideline for life in the law firm or in-house legal department. The book covers how to land a new position, expectations of the legal profession, techniques others have used to achieve success on the job and ideas to cope with the pitfalls and problems common to the paralegal profession.

Merriam Webster s Legal Secretaries Handbook

Merriam Webster s Legal Secretaries Handbook Author Austin G. Anderson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061380708
Year 1996
Pages 495
Language en
Publisher Merriam Webster
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Provides reference information on handling mail and telephone calls, keeping records, taking dictation, preparing correspondence, using legal forms, and maintaining a law library

Litigation and Trial Practice

Litigation and Trial Practice Author William Hart
ISBN-10 9781418016890
Year 2006-07-18
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant, sixth edition provides comprehensive coverage of the civil litigation practice for paralegals. This thoroughly revised text covers the litigation process from the pre suit investigation to the appeal. The text provides detailed information on how to assist the attorney at each phase as well as why each step is important to the clients success. Important topics such as litigation principles, lawyer and client relationship and ethics, gathering evidence, depositions, preparation for a civil trial, structure of a civil trial, judgments, appeals, and more are discussed in detail. A case study feature appears throughout the book and provides valuable opportunities for students to learn the practical, real life application of the concepts presented. The book also provides samples of the documents a litigation paralegal will most often be required to prepare. From the complaint and answer, to responses, to written discovery, to simple motions, this resource provides samples that a paralegal can readily adapt to real situations. Other special features of the text include chapter summaries that provide a quick overview of each topic, but with sufficient detail to really help the reader to understand the big picture of each chapter; and highlighted key terminology unique to litigation. A complete resource for the paralegal student, this book will also serve as a reference legal assistants can keep in their library for years to come. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals Author Anne Adams
ISBN-10 9780735577732
Year 2009-06-18
Pages 362
Language en
Publisher Aspen Publishers
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This clear and up-to-date introduction to Administrative Law, written specifically for the paralegal, is a straightforward text that explains how administrative agencies are created, how they are structured, and how they function. Classroom tested through three editions, Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition, offers not only a grounding in the basics of Administrative Law but practical advice for employment opportunities for paralegals in the field. Among the features that make this text such a reliable resource: * thorough topical coverage -- from how administrative agencies are created to agency discretion, rules and regulations, clients' rights, investigations, informal and formal proceedings, and judicial review * numerous visual aids and learning tools -- such as charts and figures, examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and review questions * end-of-chapter exercises and resources -- including crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and lists of useful websites * an electronic workbook on CD bound into the book -- providing ample opportunity for practice * a chapter dedicated to paralegal skills and careers -- delving into career opportunities for paralegals in both the private and public sectors New to the Fourth Edition: * the electronic workbook has been thoroughly updated and offers research exercises and guidance for accessing laws, rules, and agencies online * the "Paralegal Practice" boxes contain new topics, including retirement and immigration law * updated forms This current, affordable text, directed exclusively at the paralegal, is an excellent choice for teaching your students the fundamentals of Administrative Law as well as providing them with a realistic, practical look at career opportunities.

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method Author John C. Dernbach
ISBN-10 9781454887928
Year 2017-02-21
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.

Paralegal Today The Essentials

Paralegal Today  The Essentials Author Roger LeRoy Miller
ISBN-10 9781285653273
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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PARALEGAL TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, Sixth Edition, provides readers with a concise introduction to the legal system through real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on activities. With its focus on the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, this book ensures that readers develop a comprehensive understanding of topics such as careers, legal ethics, litigation procedures, criminal law, legal research and analysis, legal writing, and ethical and professional responsibility. The Sixth Edition includes increased coverage of technology in the workplace, including critical topics such as confidentiality issues, e-mail policies, technology in the courtroom, and the use of social media in crime detection and enforcing delinquent court judgments. In addition, Social Media Today boxes explain how social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn can be used in the legal field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal Author Neal Bevans
ISBN-10 9781133693581
Year 2014-01-29
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Now newly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of this popular book provides a concise, realistic, hands-on guide to the fascinating and rewarding practice of criminal law. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL offers a highly practical introduction to the field, exploring essential legal principles and their applications through a series of real-world cases, including prosecution, defense, and appellate processes. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today’s learners. The book also addresses relevant Supreme Court decisions and their ramifications and offers insights from actual paralegals and examples from real cases. This trusted text is an ideal resource to prepare you for success in the dynamic, high-demand field of criminal law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Research Analysis and Writing

Legal Research  Analysis  and Writing Author William H. Putman
ISBN-10 9781285415086
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 704
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Comprehensive yet easy to understand, the third edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING teaches the fundamentals in a hands-on, step-by-step format that is designed to build confidence. With coverage of key topics such as research analytical principles, legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing, this popular book covers the information readers need to know in order to find, access, apply, and analyze legal materials. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises clarify material and give readers additional opportunities for practice. In addition, the third edition includes the most up-to-date information in the field, with special attention given to electronic research programs such as WestlawNext, LexisNexis interface, Shepard's online, and Westlaw's KeyCite. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Practical Law Office Management

Practical Law Office Management Author Cynthia Traina Donnes
ISBN-10 9781305577923
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Focusing on technological advances that are changing the practice of law, this practical, hands-on text covers day-to-day law office management topics, including client relations and communication skills; legal fees, timekeeping, and billing; client trust funds and law office accounting; calendaring, docket control, and case management; legal marketing; and file and law library management. The Fourth Edition is accompanied by Clio’s Boutique Plan cloud-based software (with in-depth tutorials) which allows students to master skills in time and billing, accounting case management, and document management. Other highlights of the new edition include new ethics-related case reviews, up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists that illustrate important concepts relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.