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Paralegal Professional, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Thomas F. Goldman, Henry R. Cheeseman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 30, 2013

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For courses in Paralegal (Introduction), Legal Concepts for Paralegals, and Introduction to Law.


An engaging and practical introduction to the paralegal profession.


Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional, 4e provides a solid foundation in substantive and procedural legal knowledge and analytical skills. Using chapter opening vignettes, ethical perspectives, advice from the field, and chapter exercises, it develops the real-world skills needed to be successful in a paralegal career. Substantive law chapters provide an overview of the most common individual legal areas of practice. The text brings paralegal practice alive and illuminates the roles and tasks paralegals assume in the legal working environment.



The new Fourth Edition of The Paralegal Professional is accompanied by MyLegalStudiesLab, including groundbreaking, interactive guided learning tools and media, and a robust course management and assessment program. MyLegalStudiesLab gives students the opportunity to test themselves on key concepts from their textbook, learn how to apply the concepts to real-life scenarios, and practice the skills they have learned through a Virtual Law Office Experience.

Table of Contents

The Paralegal Profession

Chapter 1        The Paralegal Profession 

Chapter 2        Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Chapter 3        The Paralegal Workplace

Chapter 4        Technology and the Paralegal


Introduction to Law

Chapter 5        American Leal Heritage and Constitutional Law

Chapter 6        The Court System and Alternate Dispute Resolution

Chapter 7        Civil Litigation

Chapter 8        Criminal Law and Procedure

Chapter 9        Administrative Law


Paralegal Skills

Chapter 10      Interviewing and Investigation Skills

Chapter 11      Traditional and Computerized Legal Research

Chapter 12      Legal Writing and Critical Legal Thinking


Legal Subjects

Chapter 13      Torts and Product Liability

Chapter 14      Contracts and E-Commerce

Chapter 15      Property Law

Chapter 16      Estate Planning and Elder Law

Chapter 17      Family Law

Chapter 18      Agency, Employment, and Immigration Law

Chapter 19      Business Organizations and Bankruptcy Law 

Chapter 20      Intellectual Property and Digital Law

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$83.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-295629-1