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 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!

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 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.

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

The Paralegal Professional

Author: Henry R. Cheeseman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064153344
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Law

Written by an award-winning author team,The Paralegal Professionalcombines a solid introduction to the paralegal profession with a thorough introduction to lawto provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to paralegal studies and the legal environment. It contains fully up-to-date and extensive coverage of technology in the law office, legal and business ethics, and diversity.A four-part organization thoroughly discusses the paralegal profession, the American legal system, substantive legal topics, and paralegal skills.For those preparing for successful careers as paralegals.

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

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

Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics

Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: PSU:000049346367
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

Respected paralegal educator Therese Cannon has produced a new text that meets the needs of both students and instructors. In just 250 pages, "A Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics" provides current coverage of all ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. Designed for use in short ethics courses or when there is not enough time for case analysis, this exceptional text familiarizes prospective paralegals with the rules and codes that will influence their future careers. The book covers essential topics for the paralegal: -- major areas of legal ethics -- how the rules affect legal assistants -- regulation of lawyers and paralegals -- unauthorized practice of law -- confidentiality, conflicts of interest, advertising and solicitation, and fees and client funds -- competence -- special issues in advocacy -- professionalism and special issues for paralegals The author draws on her extensive experience to tailor the book for ease of learning and teaching: -- each chapter begins with an overview and ends with hypothetical situations that require students to apply the rules and concepts covered -- key concepts are highlighted in bold and defined in the margin; additional key terms are highlighted in italics -- review questions test student understanding; discussion questions stimulate in-depth analysis -- selected references appear at the end of each chapter