For courses in Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Paralegal Internship.
This book covers more than just how to land a job, it shows how to prepare for and build a paralegal career. Taking a practical approach, it explains the dynamics of working in the legal environment, identifies the purpose and payoff to continual professional development, and offers strategies for working collaboratively with attorneys and others drawn into a case. Each chapter integrates ethics tips, checklists for success and end-of-chapter questions. Covering a full range of career issues, it offers advice on how to land your first paralegal job, develop marketable workplace habits and establish yourself in the paralegal profession.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1: WHAT IS A PARALEGAL?
Chapter 1: Assessing Your Professional Goals
Chapter 2: The Culture of the Legal Profession
Chapter 3: Traits Lawyers Have and Complementary Traits Paralegals Need
Chapter 4: Choosing Employment that Matches Your Professional Goals
UNIT 2: APPLYING FOR WORK
Chapter 5: Successful Employment Application Documents
Chapter 6: Successful Interview Strategies
Chapter 7: Successful Job Negotiation Strategies
UNIT 3: STARTING WORK
Chapter 8: Starting Your Job or Internship
Chapter 9: Communicating at Work
Chapter 10: Building your Reputation at Work
Chapter 11: Important trait; Organizing Yourself, Your Office, and Your Time
Chapter 12: Using Technology to Manage Work and Time
UNIT 4: CAREER SUCCESS
Chapter 13: Propelling Your Career Toward Success
Chapter 14: Taking Flight: Taking Your Career to New Heights
Appendix A: Billable Hours Recording Form
Appendix B: List of Organizations for Legal Professionals
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Professional Paralegal, The: A Guide to Finding a Job and Career Success, CourseSmart eTextbook
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