Connecting law students with their future.

The Professional Paralegal, Second Edition

Allan M. Tow, Mark S. Rotondo


  • ISBN: 9781454862680

In stock.

  • Description

    The Professional Paralegal presents a comprehensive and pragmatic overview of today’s legal system and the diverse role of the contemporary paralegal. The innovative use of profiles and experiences of professional paralegals woven throughout the text provide personal and motivating insight while introducing practical tools, substantive issues, and the all-important consideration of ethics. This textbook presents information in a manner easily accessed by students and offers many opportunities for discussion, research, and review.  

    View More...

  • Details
    Page Count 552
    Published 02/26/2016
  • Additional Product Details

    Summary of Contents

    Part 1: About Paralegals (and the Legal Profession and the Law)
    Chapter 1. The Paralegal Profession 
    Chapter 2. Ethics and Professional Conduct for the Legal Professional 
    Chapter 3. Law and the American Legal System 
    Part 2: The Practicing Paralegal: Developing Skills for the Legal Professional
    Chapter 4. Finding and Reading the Law —Classifications of Law and Reading Court Opinions 
    Chapter 5. Finding and Using the Law —Legal Research and Writing 
    Chapter 6. Using the Law —The Professional Paralegal in Action: Foundations of Law and Practice 
    Chapter 7. Using the Law —Basic Legal Specialties for the Professional Paralegal
    Chapter 8. Using the Law: Basic Legal Specialties —Family Matters 
    Chapter 9. Using the Law: Legal Specialties —Business Matters 
    Part 3: Entering the Profession
    Chapter 10. Using the Law in the Field —Fact-Gathering Skills and Techniques for Managing Work and the Office 
    Chapter 11. Getting the Job and Surviving in the Legal Workplace 
    Chapter 12. Examples of Legal Work Performed by the Professional


  • Author Information

    Allan M. Tow

    Allan M. Tow is an Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1993. Previously he was Clinical Instructor and Directing Attorney at Harvard Law School and an instructor at Suffolk Law School. Allan was a Managing Attorney with Legal Services of the Virgin Islands and Greater Boston Legal Services. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While a member of Suffolk’s paralegal program, Allan has successfully litigated several pro bono cases before the United States Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Brandeis University in Anthropology and Linguistics and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Boston College Law School.

    Mark Rotondo

    Mark Rotondo is a Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at Cambridge College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a former Associate Provost. He served as an Assistant Dean at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served as the Pre-Law Advisor for five years. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses over the past 23 years. He is a practicing attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has argued cases in the Massachusetts Federal District court. He primarily focuses on criminal law, complex civil litigation, and family law. He received his Bachelor of Science in Government cum laude from Suffolk University, his Master of Science in Public Affairs cum laude from UMass Boston, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, and Master of Law degrees in Health and Biomedical Law.

  • Professor Resources

    Requires Login. Professor material are only available for registered, validated professors. For additional assistance, please contact .