The Paralegal s Handbook

Author: Anita Haworth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781607148111
Release Date: 2011-01-28
Genre: Law

A completely updated and revised desk reference for paralegal professionals. Paralegals are the backbone of the legal business. The Paralegal’s Handbook is a guide to the responsibilities and tasks a paralegal may be asked to undertake. In this comprehensive guide to the profession, expert authors Anita Haworth and Leslie Cox explain everything paralegals need to know to handle the job with accuracy and confidence. From ethics issues to a detailed analysis of all the tasks encountered in the various legal specialties, The Paralegal’s Handbook provides invaluable advice and expertise to paralegal professionals. Haworth and Cox are experienced paralegals and provide explanations and details on the various areas of practice paralegals may choose including Family Law, Probate, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Personal Injury Law. They cover everything from handling everyday tasks to reviewing facsimiles of legal documents. This Second Edition is fully updated and revised, with a new section on eDiscovery.

Law

Author: Ferguson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780816080748
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents an introduction to the field of law, its career opportunities, ways of preparing for finding a job, and related activities such as volunteering, internships, and summer study programs.

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: 9781133591863
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.

The Successful Paralegal Job Search Guide

Author: Chere B. Estrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 076683025X
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

An absolute must for anyone interested in Paralegal employment, this book covers it all. The reader will gain knowledge of the profession and marketplace, as well as providing the "how to's" on resume writing, Internet searches, interviews, evaluating and negotiating job offers, follow-up letters, and managing the first 100 days of the new job. As a unique feature, the book provides email service for resume checking and evaluation with fast turn-around, in addition to presenting many samples and tips on resume and letter writing. With these, and the interesting case studies that include readers in the lives of real paralegals in their daily work activities, this guide will assist many in their goals for achieving success in their paralegal job search.

The Legal Assistant s Complete Desk Reference 2015

Author: Ursula Furi-Perry
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1627229949
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Law

Now completely revised and updated, this new edition of the Legal Assistant s Complete Desk Reference will help guide paralegals and legal assistants in their day-to-day activities. The book includes a CD of writable sample forms and letters, a state-by-state resource guide, a glossary of common legal terms, and a thorough index, designed to streamline their busy lives. It also explores the career opportunities open to paralegals and legal assistants."

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!

Business Organizations for Paralegals Fifth Edition

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735576285
Release Date: 2009-07
Genre: Law

Business Organizations for Paralegals thoroughly covers all the various types of business organizations, providing a solid and up-to-the minute understanding of each entity. There is more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than in any other text, and an entire chapter is devoted to securities regulation. Designed for the paralegal student, Business Organizations for Paralegals relies on a clear and direct presentation, and each chapter includes features--both conventional and Internet-based--that help students prepare for real-life paralegal work. The massively revised Sixth Edition features new and updated charts demonstrating key principles of business organizations. The content reflects major developments such as the new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good; the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010; new trends in corporate governance; and the impact of new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks as well as the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010. Proposed revisions to securities regulations that would make raising capital easier for smaller companies (e.g. crowdfunding) is covered as well as the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight. Other new topics include the continuing effect of the 2008 financial crisis, new constituency statutes, and new DB(k) retirement plans.Features: thorough and up-to-date treatment of all types of business organizations the nature of the entityformation and dissolutiontax consequencesclear presentation designed for the paralegal student a section explaining the tasks performed by paralegalsa guide to both conventional and Internet resources forms, discussion questions, and summary of key featuresuseful exhibits, charts, and key terms more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other textsan entire chapter devoted to securities regulation sample forms integrated throughout the textWeb resources Practice Tips in each chapterInternet questions, requiring students to access websites they will use on the jobThoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition features: new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good the financial crisis of 2008 and its continuing effectsDodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 new trends in corporate governancethe SEC's notice and access rules e-proxy provisionselecting directors by majority rather than plurality vote new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks and the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010 proposed revision to securities regulations to make raising capital easier for smaller companies, e.g. crowdfunding the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight constituency statutes that require directors to consider more than pure profit new DB(k) retirement plans

The Best Law Schools Admissions Secrets

Author: Joyce Curll
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402231995
Release Date: 2008-07
Genre: Study Aids

The ULTIMATEInsider Information on How to STAND OUTand GET ADMITTED! When trying to beat the tough law school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Joyce Putnam Curll, former Dean of Admissions for Harvard Law School. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Joyce Putnam Curll gives you all the tips and techniques you need to stay ahead, including: Preparing your application What sets law schools apart Behind the scenes of the admissions process Taking the LSAT Handling the cost Planning your career And much more No other law school admissions advice guide can claim this level of authority. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secretsis sure to give you the edge you need to shine in the eyes of admissions boards everywhere.

Train at Home to Work at Home

Author: Michelle McGarry
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595284504
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Begin a Work-at-Home Career with the Training and Education You Need! Train at Home to Work at Home This unique guide provides comprehensive resources on more than 200 distance-learning programs that can teach you 27 of the most popular and profitable work-at-home careers. Distance-learning programs have exploded in the last few years--courses are now available online, via e-mail, via teleclass, through the mail, on audiotape, on videotape, and even on CD-ROM. You can learn: graphic design at UCLA professional writing at Washington State University life coaching at CoachU Web site design at Penn State financial planning at University of Alabama interior design at the Art Institute International medical transcription at the Health Professions Institute and many more. Plus, extensive resource lists (organizations, books, and Web sites) complete each section. Full contact information, tuition rates, and course descriptions make comparisons and contrasts a breeze.

Paralegal Studies

Author: Paul D. Jordan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0314127232
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

A primary objective of this text is to prepare students for success in their subsequent paralegal courses. Material is organized so that it is suitable for either a one-semester or two-semester course. A series of "Practice Tips" interspersed throughout the text offer down-to-earth guidance on everything from the dynamics of professional relationships in a law firm to a simple method to prevent inadvertently faxing a sensitive document to the wrong office. Career opportunities/options, the court system, legal ethics, typical paralegal functions in law firms, legal research and writing, interviewing clients and witnesses, and using computers in the practice of law are some of the topics covered in this comprehensive guide. The entire presentation facilitates effective learning with its clarity of writing and absence of superfluous material.

Tort Law for Paralegals Third Edition

Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735578739
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Students whose instructors useTort Law for Paralegals, Third Edition, will come away from their Torts course with a true understanding of Tortsandwhat it is like to practice in the real world. The easy-to-read and engaging style of experienced author Neal Bevans utilizes numerous examples and illustrations to provide an in-depth discussion of tort law, combined with a solid foundation in the practicalities of daily legal work.Key features that make this text a resounding success include:broad coverage of all the key topics in tort lawthat paralegals need to know coverage ofpractical skillsthat include working in a law firm, assessing cases for settlement value, investigating claims, billing hours, and evaluating insurance policiesemphasis on ethical issueswith a separate section on ethics at the end of each chapterone hypothetical casethat runs through all the chapters, providing continuity to the material and a vehicle for illustrating various points in a coherent frameworkforms and court documents relevant to the hypothetical caseincluded in the appendixa robust Instructor’s Manualthat includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, and additional assignments a CD with ancillaries, including PowerPoint slidesThe well-developed, highly teachable pedagogy of this concise text includes:chapter objectivesto open each chapter“Issue at a Glance”boxes in each chapter that summarize important legal conceptsmarginal definitionsnumerousfigures, tables, and diagramscase excerptsthat discuss legal theory and practical applications“Skills You Need in the Real World”sections in each chapter that highlight particular paralegal skills, ranging from locating expert witnesses to creating a trial notebook to billing time in a file“Life of a Paralegal”sections that profile paralegals working in the field references towebsitesthat assist students in gathering more informationadditional forms and court documentsat the end of each chapterKey Terms, Review Questions, andApplying What You Have LearnedexercisesRefinements to the Third Edition include:web resourcesandcase excerptsalong with other developments in the law, that have been updated throughout the bookassignmentsandexercisesthat have been revised to reflect the author’s experience teaching from the book

A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735569478
Release Date: 2008-10
Genre: Law

* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation to the work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization: making connections between study skills, the paralegal profession, and the American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing to the tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, the law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres to the nature of paralegal work: effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, the Second Edition offers: an overview of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills and the role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]

Stand up to the IRS

Author: Frederick W. Daily
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 0873372409
Release Date: 1994-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This hands-on guide to surviving any face-off with the IRS has been totally revamped to reflect the latest tax rules, exemptions, and deductions. Includes information on how to file delinquent tax returns, appeal an audit decision, or find IRS forms online.

The Paralegal s Guide to Family Law and Practice

Author: Grace A. Luppino
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0139011250
Release Date: 2001-04
Genre: Law

This textbook for paralegal students discusses the theory behind family law as well as its practice, with particular emphasis on the divorce process. A sampling of topics includes prenuptial agreements, same-sex marriage, alimony, child custody, restraining orders, visitation, child support, and sta