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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. Subs... MORE
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PART I 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
PART II INTRODUCTION TO LAW
CHAPTER 5 American Legal Heritage and Constitutional Law
CHAPTER 7 Civil Litigation
CHAPTER 8 Criminal Procedure and Administrative Law
PART III PARALEGAL SKILLS
CHAPTER 9 Interviewing and Investigation Skills
CHAPTER 10 Traditional and Computerized Legal Research
CHAPTER 11 Legal Writing and Critical Legal Thinking
PART IV LEGAL SUBJECTS
CHAPTER 12 Torts and Product Liability
CHAPTER 13 Contracts and E-Commerce
CHAPTER 14 Property Law
CHAPTER 15 Estates and Elder Law
CHAPTER 16 Family Law
CHAPTER 17 Agency, Employment, and Immigration Law
CHAPTER 18 Business Organizations and Bankruptcy Law
CHAPTER 19 Crimes
CHAPTER 20 Intellectual Property and Digital Law
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