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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.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Paralegal Profession
1. The Paralegal Profession
2. Ethics and Professional Responsibility
3. The Paralegal Workplace
4. Technology and the Paralegal
Part II: Introduction to Law
5 American Legal Heritage and Constitutional Law
6. The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution
7. Civil Litigation
8. Criminal Law and Procedure
9. Administrative Law
Part III: Paralegal Skills
10. Interviewing and Investigation Skills
11. Legal Writing and Critical Legal Thinking
12. Legal Research
Appendix A How to Brief a Case
Appendix B National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
Appendix C Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants–Paralegals
Appendix D Federal Court Name Abbreviations
Appendix E Effective Learning: How to Study
Appendix F The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix G Internet Resources
Appendix H Glossary of Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms
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