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A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies: Strategies for Success, Second Edition

Deborah E. Bouchoux

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  • ISBN: 9780735569478

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    Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments.

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    Page Count 480
    Published 10/08/2008
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    Summary of Contents

    List of Figures

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    PART I: FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESS IN THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM

    Chapter 1 Student Survival Guide: Learning to Learn

    Chapter 2 The Paralegal Profession

    Chapter 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility

    Chapter 4 The American Legal System

    PART II: PARALEGAL SKILLS

    Chapter 5 Legal Research and Analysis

    Chapter 6 Legal Writing and Communications

    Chapter 7 Interviewing and Investigating

    PART III: PARALEGALS IN THE WORKPLACE

    Chapter 8 Civil Litigation

    Chapter 9 Paralegal Practice Specialties:What Paralegals Do

    Chapter 10 Career Strategies: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Quitting a Job

    Chapter 11 The Law Office Environment

    Chapter 12 Putting It Together: Strategies for Success in the Workplace

     

    Appendices

    Appendix A: Paralegal Associations

    Appendix B: State and National Bar Associations

    Appendix C: NALA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

    Appendix D: NALA Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants

    Appendix E: NFPA Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement

    Appendix F: Citation Form

    Appendix G: Writing Basics: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

    Glossary

    Index 

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