Paralegal Practice & Procedure Fourth Edition

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant
Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier,Linda Spagnola, Esq.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101104791
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
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The completely revised and updated fourth edition of the most trusted paralegal desk references on the market. Now fully revised and expanded: the bestselling desk reference for paralegals at any level. Each chapter has been completely updated to include the latest step-by-step instructions for every aspect of a paralegal's job, with new procedures, checklists, and resources throughout. Topics covered include: ? Paralegal ethics ? Training programs ? Court systems and court procedures ? Federal court practice and procedures ? Pretrial practice and procedure ? Legal research tools ? Electronic trial preparation procedures In addition to the general resources that will be of value to every paralegal, this guide also includes detailed information on practice and procedures for working in specialty law firms.

Paralegal Practice and Procedure

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant
Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
ISBN: 9780131085725
Category: Law
Page: 555
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This reference for legal assistants presents thousands of step-by-step procedures, facts, figures, definitions, model forms and diagrams, covering virtually every significant law and computerized research tool in major legal and paralegal areas.

Paralegal Practice and Procedure

A Practical Guide for the Legal Assistant
Author: Deborah E. Larbalestrier
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
ISBN: 9780131085640
Category: Law
Page: 555
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This authoritative guide is the definitive reference for every paralegal. It covers all the accepted duties and procedures legal assistants perform in virtually every area in which they operate. And now, this all-new third edition of the paralegal's #1 resource presents a wealth of new information, including an overview of paralegal's changing responsibilities, and new chapter on legal ethics, an In-House Training Program for law offices, an new chapter on Workers' Compensation issues, alternative methods of litigation, and much, much more.

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: 1305176197
Category: Law
Page: 480
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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.

Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation


Author: Virginia Newman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285162587
Category: Law
Page: 607
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Prepare for success on the Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination with the only comprehensive review manual prepared in partnership with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Whether you are an experienced paralegal professional or new to the profession, CERTIFIED PARALEGAL REVIEW MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CP EXAM PREPARATION, 4E offers an indispensable resource for preparing to take the CP Exam administered by NALA . New material covers the latest areas of paralegal practice and technology while detailing the most recent changes in the CP Exam. New examples, extensive outlines, realistic practice tests, and helpful exam tips prepare you for the exam. After an unmatched overview of test essentials, this complete manual dedicates full chapters to examine specific content areas of the test. You’ll find the skills and best practices you need achieve your best on today’s CP exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Everything You Need to Know about Being a Legal Assistant


Author: Chere B. Estrin
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9780827365186
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 206
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Designed to be used as an informational guideline for life in the law firm or in-house legal department. The book covers how to land a new position, expectations of the legal profession, techniques others have used to achieve success on the job and ideas to cope with the pitfalls and problems common to the paralegal profession.

Legal Terminology with Flashcards


Author: Cathy Okrent
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111136793
Category: Law
Page: 624
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LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition enables the beginning student to quickly grasp legal terminology through clear language and engaging repetition exercises. LEGAL TERMINOLOGY WITH FLASHCARDS, 4th Edition presents the content in an accessible way, so that students from any background can feel confident in their legal discourse, whether they're writing briefs, memorandums of law, bills of particulars, or other legal documents. Beginning with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus in each chapter, the student is immersed into nineteen separate areas of the law with phonetic pronunciations, definitions, usages, and spellings that facilitate the fastest approach to writing and speaking with the appropriate legal terms. Following mastery of each term in the dictionary/thesaurus, the student uses multiple learning formats (multiple choice, matching, fill in, true/false, sentence completion, synonym selection) to use and reuse 90-110 terms per chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook


Author: Carole A. Bruno
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781466471504
Category: Law
Page: 114
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Author Carole A. Bruno announces the paperback release of the Paralegal Litigation Handbook, 2ed. is now available through CreateSpace as a paperback. Paralegal's Litigation Handbook, originally published by West Publishing Company, was adopted by more than 250 colleges and universities, and more than 50,000 copies were sold. The wide scope of the book begins with a guide to the courts, and then leads you through the initiation of a civil action, response of the defendant, and explains in action steps interviewing techniques, motions, investigations, discovery (including medical discovery), legal research and writing; assisting in negotiations, trial preparation, and automated litigation support systems. “Carole's book [Paralegal's Litigation Handbook,] has been my 'Bible' throughout my career; I have given many copies away.”Honorable Brenda J. BickingDirector of Human ResourcesSchiffrin & Barroway, LLP[e]very item you can think of about litigation is in that book, (Carole) she has definitions, form templates, ideas for making work production faster, step-by-step instructions on what to do next and where go for resources and answers, etc... It sits on my desk like a dictionary..."Great resource!"

The Everything Guide To Being A Paralegal

Winning Secrets to a Successful Career!
Author: Steven Schneider
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605503401
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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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!

Merriam-Webster's Legal Secretaries Handbook


Author: Austin G. Anderson
Publisher: Merriam Webster
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 495
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Provides reference information on handling mail and telephone calls, keeping records, taking dictation, preparing correspondence, using legal forms, and maintaining a law library

The Independent Paralegal's Handbook

How to Provide Legal Services Without Becoming a Lawyer
Author: Ralph E. Warner,Catherine Elias Jermany,Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 087337942X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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It has become increasingly popular to turn to independent paralegals for help with routine legal paperwork, creating a healthy demand for their skills and know-how. The definitive guide on the subject for more than 10 years, this handbook provides crucial legal and business advice for all those considering a career in this growing field. It also features interviews with prominent independent paralegals.

The Paralegal's Desk Reference


Author: Steve Albrecht
Publisher: Arco
ISBN: 9780671847159
Category: Law
Page: 209
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Provides advice on handling cases, interviewing, police reports, working with specialists, investigation and research, locating people, and other skills necessary for paralegals.

Office Procedures for the Legal Professional


Author: Judy Long
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401840839
Category: Law
Page: 432
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This is an all-encompassing approach to looking at law office procedures. It reviews the law office and the court system then moves on to a detailed discussion of various specialty areas of law and the function of the paralegal or legal assistant in each. Assignments and projects give the reader a very real sense of work in a law office. And, those efforts are documented in a notebook within the publication which later serves as a valuable resource in carrying out similar assignments on the job. This publication coupled with an available forms manual makes for an invaluable combination. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Forms for Everyone

Leases, Home Sales, Avoiding Probate, Living Wills, Trusts, Divorce, Copyrights, and Much More
Author: Carl Battle
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621535711
Category: Law
Page: 280
View: 464

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Legal Forms for Everyone is the ultimate self-help legal guide that will save hours of research time and money in legal fees. Written by an experienced attorney, this book is complete with the most commonly needed, ready-to-use legal forms and precise instructions and checklists on how to use them, as well as advice about when you should hire an attorney. In addition, all the forms are online on a supplemental website to aid in customizing for individual needs. Readers will find forms and advice for a variety of legal situations, including preparing a will, avoiding probate, buying and selling real estate, handling divorce or separation, getting a new name, copyrights and trademarks, bankruptcy, and so much more. However, due to the ever-evolving legal system and the development of new technologies, Carl Battle has added to this new edition such changes as: How to protect against credit fraud, identity theft, and internet fraud How to navigate new electronic filing systems for copyrights, trademarks, and patents Updated information in filing fees, exemptions, and forms for filing for bankruptcy The latest information on filing for patents Legal Forms for Everyone is a comprehensive tool for getting in and out of legal situations without having to pay for that costly attorney.

Paralegal Career For Dummies


Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052976
Category: Law
Page: 384
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Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.

CP Study Guide and Mock Examination


Author: National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285193245
Category: Law
Page: 176
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Developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), this trusted self-study guide helps you master the format and content of the CP Exams and prepare for certification success. The CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, Fifth Edition, includes detailed tips and proven techniques to help you sharpen your test-taking skills, as well as a series of self-tests in each exam category to provide invaluable hands-on practice. For even more thorough, realistic preparation, the guide also includes a Certified Paralegal mock exam and answer key, allowing you to simulate a full test experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Break-in

Get That Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant Or Paralegal Job!
Author: L. R. Williams
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781466362086
Category: Law
Page: 96
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Leslie provides a 20+ year paralegal's perspective on the skills needed to enter the legal secretary, legal assistant or paralegal fields. Descriptions of many different areas of law and associated skill sets are listed which allows the reader an insider's view into each position. Aside from the technical expertise required to succeed in this field, great information is provided regarding interview questions and answers, networking and much more!

Basics of Legal Document Preparation


Author: Robert R. Cummins
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780827367999
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 333
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Basics of Legal Document Preparation provides essential knowledge necessary for students to determine the appropriate legal document required in any given situation. It also provides the technical skills required for students to prepare each document. The book is divided into three sections with the first consisting of goals, forms, instruments, pleading and general American jurisprudence. The second section focuses on instruments such as contracts, real estate transactions, wills, and trusts. And the third section is comprised of legal pleadings for many specific areas of law such as bankruptcy, criminal and appellate practices, federal practice, and domestic relations.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Critical Thinking Approach
Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888008
Category: Law
Page: 656
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Comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course. Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Sixth Edition combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided into four parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World.

Immigration Law for Paralegals


Author: Maria Isabel Casablanca,Gloria Roa Bodin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611635140
Category: Emigration and immigration law
Page: 492
View: 548

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Immigration Law for Paralegals is an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures for instructing and training students or anyone interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or legal assistant. This fourth edition updates and expands the third, including coverage of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Contents of Immigration Law for Paralegals include: interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization; as well as samples of completed applications, a glossary of terms and useful appendices. Each visa category is set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations at the end of each chapter, allowing students to visualize actual problems and issues that arise when processing a case. Further, in responding to the hypothetical situations, students will look to the United States immigration statutes, rules and regulations and precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definition of legal terms, and exercises modeled after tasks paralegals may encounter on the job, including the preparation of relative petitions (Form I-130) and the adjustment of a status package (Forms I-485, G-325A, I-131, I-765, I-864A, and G-28). In keeping with the concise format of each chapter, excerpts from Federal, AAO, and BIA decisions will be cited or footnoted where relevant. The Glossary and Appendices include Immigration Law resources; USCIS Local, Regional and Service Center addresses; questions and answers for the naturalization exam; blank USCIS forms; Credential Evaluation sample request forms and a list of agencies; sample USCIS color photograph specifications, sample medical form (I-688); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4). The fourth edition includes a CD with fillable PDF forms.