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.

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.

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.

Workers Compensation Practice for Paralegals

Workers  Compensation Practice for Paralegals Author Lynne J. DeVenny
ISBN-10 1594602646
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 249
Language en
Publisher
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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is a textbook and practice guide for paralegals and other legal professionals who work in the area of workers' compensation law. The book addresses practical tasks associated with the law office management of workers' compensation cases, including an overview of workers' compensation law, determining compensable claims, evaluating and accepting cases, reviewing and summarizing medical records, investigating claims, obtaining evidence, drafting pleadings and preparing for mediations and hearings. More complex tasks, such as handling catastrophic injuries and death claims, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements, third party claims and bankrupt defendants, are also discussed. Each chapter includes practice tips to help paralegals become proficient in the practice of workers' compensation law, as well as references to find the most up-to-date information regarding various aspects of workers' compensation practice. Sample documents are included to illustrate the kinds of documents paralegals may draft in a typical private law practice. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is unique because it is written specifically for paralegals by an attorney/paralegal team with a combination of over thirty years of practice in workers' compensation law. In addition, both authors have experience teaching law students and paralegals in college settings. Recognizing that there are excellent state-specific workers' compensation reference books for workers' compensation practitioners, this book is intended to guide and train paralegal students, paralegals and other legal professionals new to the practice of workers' compensation law. Straightforward and easy to read, it provides its readers with an overview of the essential skills necessary to perform substantive work on any workers' compensation case, as well as the tools to find the information they need to make a significant contribution to a workers' compensation practice, whether it be their own state-specific rules and forms, Medicare's current WCMSA requirements or medical references."

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals Author Emily Lynch Morissette
ISBN-10 9780735569577
Year 2008-10-13
Pages 381
Language en
Publisher Aspen Publishers Online
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Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsis a highly teachable new textbook that balances substantive and practical coverage to prepare students to work as personal injury paralegals. Emphasizing medical information specifically related to personal injury law, Emily Lynch Morissette provides consistently clear writing, examples drawn from experience, and myriad teaching devices to convey a working understanding of the role of the paralegal in personal injury cases.Providing both foundational information on torts and the skill development needed to work as a personal injury paralegal, this text features: complete coverage of the AAfPE’s Model Tort Law syllabus logically organized substantive topics that begin with an introduction to the concept of torts and move through each element of negligence, followed by medical malpractice as a type of negligence, intentional torts, and Worker’s Compensation. practice-based topics that examine how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigationAn Introduction to Medicinein the Appendix an emphasis on medical information specifically related to personal injury — such as how to obtain and understand medical records a wealth of clear and accessible examples fact-based exercises using real-life scenarios consistent and hard-working pedagogy, including: Chapter Objectives marginal definitions tables and figures case summaries ethics topics Chapter Summaries review questions Web links detailed Instructor's Manual that includes sample syllabi, answers to all review questions and exercises, and a Test Bank Take a look at the new Torts book for paralegals that offers complete coverage of substantive torts topics while underscoring the specific skills critical to the work of a personal injury paralegal:Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegalsby Emily Lynch Morissette.

Certified Paralegal Review Manual A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation

Certified Paralegal Review Manual  A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation Author Virginia Newman
ISBN-10 9781418031978
Year 2010-09-27
Pages 1008
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Like the exam itself, this comprehensive manual is known in the field for high standards of paralegal professionalism and excellence. This latest edition is an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) /Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. The manual first describes the CLA/CP exam in detail so that readers are well-prepared for the essential elements of the test--including aspects of grading, retake policy, eligibility requirements, preparation for the exam, group study, and taking the examination. It then delves into specific content areas of the test including legal terminology, communications, administrative law, and bankruptcy law. This third edition thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests, study tips, and overall best practices are provided to fully prepare test-takers on their way to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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

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.

CLA CP Study Guide and Mock Examination

CLA CP Study Guide and Mock Examination Author NALA
ISBN-10 9781435400269
Year 2008-07-17
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Designed as a self-study tool, NALA’s CLA/CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, fourth edition will help sharpen test-taking skills. This study guide offers details and tips for taking the CLA Exam, as well as a series of self-tests for each exam category. The end of the book contains a CLA mock exam with an answer key. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Independent Paralegal s Handbook

The Independent Paralegal s Handbook Author Ralph E. Warner
ISBN-10 9780873379427
Year 2004
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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It has become increasingly popular to turn to independent paralegals for help with routine legal paperwork, creating a healthy demand for their skills and know-how. The definitive guide on the subject for more than 10 years, this handbook provides crucial legal and business advice for all those considering a career in this growing field. It also features interviews with prominent independent paralegals.

Paralegal Professional

Paralegal Professional Author Thomas F. Goldman
ISBN-10 0134130863
Year 2016-02-03
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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For courses in Paralegal Studies. Build a strong foundation in Paralegal Studies Since the publication of the First Edition of The Paralegal Professional : The Essentials , the paralegal profession plays an increasingly more important role in the delivery of legal services. The Paralegal Professional : The Essentials provides students with the conceptual knowledge, analytical skills, and firm understanding of ethical issues they need to succeed as paralegals in today's legal environment. The book is shaped by insights of real legal professionals with whom paralegals work to offer relevant information for use in the workplace. The text illuminates specific tasks and roles paralegals will play in the workplace to fully prepare them to enter the field. The Fifth Edition builds a foundation of knowledge which students can augment as they work towards a profession in the field of law.

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.

West s legal thesaurus dictionary

West s legal thesaurus dictionary Author William P. Statsky
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105043855951
Year 1985-01
Pages 813
Language en
Publisher Delmar Pub
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A complete reference for legal writers and researchers, this book offers synonyms, antonyms and pronunciation guides for legal words and terms. And it covers how to use the legal phrase in a sentence.

Paralegal Today The Essentials

Paralegal Today  The Essentials Author Roger LeRoy Miller
ISBN-10 9781305856431
Year 2016-02-05
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Designed for anyone considering a career as a paralegal, the 7th edition of PARALEGAL TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the legal system through real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on assignments. With thorough coverage of the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, this text ensures that students develop a comprehensive understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in the legal environment. The text 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.