Paralegal Practice Procedure Fourth Edition

Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101104798
Release Date: 2009-07-07
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: National Association of Legal Assistants
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305176195
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Law

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.

Paralegal Career For Dummies

Author: Scott A. Hatch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052978
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Law

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.

Immigration Law for Paralegals

Author: Maria Isabel Casablanca
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611635144
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Emigration and immigration law

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

Author: Cathy Okrent
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111136796
Release Date: 2011-07-20
Genre: Law

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

Author: Chere B. Estrin
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 0827365187
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Certified Paralegal Review Manual A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation

Author: Virginia Newman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285162584
Release Date: 2013-10-09
Genre: Law

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.

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts

Author: Carole A. Bruno
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1401889212
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Law

LESSONS from the Top Paralegal Experts: The 15 Most Successful Paralegals and What You Can Learn From Them is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

Merriam Webster s Legal Secretaries Handbook

Author: Austin G. Anderson
Publisher: Merriam Webster
ISBN: UOM:39015061380708
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides reference information on handling mail and telephone calls, keeping records, taking dictation, preparing correspondence, using legal forms, and maintaining a law library

The Everything Guide To Being A Paralegal

Author: Steven Schneider
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605503400
Release Date: 2006-04-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The Everything Guide to Being a Paralegal is the ideal handbook for new paralegals, professionals looking to further or reevaluate their careers, or those considering the profession. Tackling the concerns of real law professionals, chapters include: Paralegal Career Options Paralegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Pre-Trial Preparation Individual chapter attention to the top types of law practice More and more people are opting for a career as a paralegal-and this book is their pathway to success in this growing field!

Paralegal Today The Legal Team at Work

Author: Roger LeRoy Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305854925
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Law

Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today's legal environment. Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today's paralegal working environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Break in

Author: L. R. Williams
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1466362081
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Law

Leslie provides a 20+ year paralegal's perspective on the skills needed to enter the legal secretary, legal assistant or paralegal fields. Descriptions of many different areas of law and associated skill sets are listed which allows the reader an insider's view into each position. Aside from the technical expertise required to succeed in this field, great information is provided regarding interview questions and answers, networking and much more!

Legal Secretary s Complete Handbook

Author: Mary Ann De Vries
Publisher: Pearson P T R
ISBN: 0135298768
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Law

Now in its fourth edition, this popular desktop tool is packed with law-office practices and procedures for beginning and verteran legal secretaries and paralegals. Organised for quick access to work-day solutions, the guide is divided into five parts - general duties in the law office; preparing legal instruments and documents; preparing court papers; assisting in specialised practice; legal facts and secretarial aids.

California Family Law for Paralegals

Author: Marshall W. Waller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861317
Release Date: 2016-01-31
Genre: Law

Focused squarely on the California Family Code, California Family Law for Paralegals integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation into a cohesive general discussion of all aspects of the state's family law. Its practical, straightforward approach is designed to teach the basics to paralegal students, and powerful pedagogy makes it stand apart from most books on California Law. Chapter Overviews and Summaries, exercises, Key Terms, and a glossary combine with examples of all the key Judicial Council forms used in the practice of family law in California. Comprehensive coverage explores all the key topics and developments in this constantly evolving area of the law. Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition reflects important changes in the law, with new cases and statutes, including status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. As a result, all forms have been completely updated. A new discussion advises how technology can make family law practice more effective. Hallmark features of California Family Law for Paralegals: Focused on the California Family Code integrates statutory law and judicial interpretation cohesive discussion of all aspects of family law Practical, straightforward approach designed to teach the basics Includes examples of all key Judicial Council forms used in California family law Powerful pedagogy surpasses most books on California law Chapter Overviews Chapter Summaries exercises Key Terms glossary Comprehensive coverage of all key topics and developments Thoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition: Reflects changes in the law new cases and statutes status of California State Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Forms completely updated. New discussion of technology to make family law practice more effective

Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics

Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454819295
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Law

This concise version of Therese Cannon's highly acclaimed and successful textbook provides authoritative, concise coverage of ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. Perfect for use in shorter courses or in substantive courses where ethics is introduced, this text delivers: current coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals an authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics, and marginal definitions help students with terminology. Review questions, hypotheticals, and discussion questions and projects reinforce the material useful appendices that provide the text of relevant ethical codes. The Fourth Edition, thoroughly updated and polished, features:updated and new rules, cases, and narrative an exciting new section on assignments and research projects more hypotheticals in discussion questions changes in ABA Model Rules new cases in UPL, confidentiality, and conflicts Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, this succinct, reliable text is the ideal tool for teaching students about paralegal ethics in the real world.