The California Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of California. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.
Business & Economics by Chere B. Estrin,Stacey Hunt
An absolute must for anyone interested in Paralegal employment, this book covers it all. The reader will gain knowledge of the profession and marketplace, as well as providing the "how to's" on resume writing, Internet searches, interviews, evaluating and negotiating job offers, follow-up letters, and managing the first 100 days of the new job. As a unique feature, the book provides email service for resume checking and evaluation with fast turn-around, in addition to presenting many samples and tips on resume and letter writing. With these, and the interesting case studies that include readers in the lives of real paralegals in their daily work activities, this guide will assist many in their goals for achieving success in their paralegal job search.
Master the hands-on skills you'll need to succeed in a modern law office with INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM, 8e. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements,applying rules to facts interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.Packed with real-life insights and real-world examples,the text helps you understand the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow and covers the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The rules, regulations, and responsibilities guiding the ethical behavior of paralegal professionals are discussed in this valuable reference. Material focuses on practical, relevant issues facing paralegals in the 90's. You get extensive coverage of malpractice insurance, limited licensing, conflict of interest, confidentiality and more. And Statsky covers both the NALA codes and guidelines and the NFPA Affirmation of Responsibility.
FAMILY LAW: THE ESSENTIALS, Third Edition, provides a concise, accurate introduction to key legal concepts and practical paralegal skills, along with excerpts from real-world cases, forms and checklists you can apply on the job, and tips and techniques for professional success. The Third Edition includes new and updated material on current trends and topics in this dynamic field, including legal ethics, technology, domestic violence, fertility and reproductive science, stem cell research, adoption, domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, and changing definitions of family. Supported by a full range of available learning supplements, this trusted guide is an ideal resource for formal courses or self-study, and a reliable reference for practicing paralegals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The new edition of Maerowitz and Mauet's Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals gives students a complete explanation of California specific litigation. Clearly written with the student in mind, the text makes the material accessible while the accompanying workbook and forms put theory into practice. These features make this text an appealing choice: * offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions * balanced approach neither oversimplifies the litigation process, nor clouds the educational course with excessive information * pedagogical aids such as bold-faced terms defined in the glossary; examples; charts and checklists; sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions are featured throughout the text * tailored to the California rules with each chapter referencing the specific California statute where more information can be found, and California forms included throughout * provides opportunities for the instructor to pick and choose which areas to emphasize * a workbook on CD accompanies the text and includes five case scenarios based on California law along with associated Judicial Council forms to be used as practical exercises * Instructor's Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as a test bank of questions that include true-false, short answer and essay questions so that the instructor can choose the type of test to give. Projects for research and writing, sample forms, and suggested course outlines are also included Changes to the Third Edition include: * chapters on motions and discovery tools have been broken down into separate sections so that they are both easier for the student to understand and digest, and easier for the instructor to teach * depositions, interrogatories, and document production have been included and demurrers, motions to strike, and summary judgment have been broken out into separate sections * more information included on litigation management systems and how to use such systems to index and retrieve documents in large cases * reflects most recent changes in the California rules This student-friendly text offers a teachable approach to the subject of California litigation. the content is neither oversimplified nor saturated with excess information which allows for a smooth introduction. Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a complete understanding of the litigation process, allowing students to walk away with a firm understanding of the complete picture.
ESSENTIALS OF PARALEGALISM, FIFTH EDITION, introduces the beginning paralegal student to this still relatively new legal career. It presents the main regulatory and employment issues in the field, as well as strategies for finding a job. The author provides students with the basic skills they will need to succeed in the field including interviewing, investigation and analysis at an introductory level. Concrete examples from the working lives of on-the-job paralegals help the students get a feel for what they can expect in the work setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Business Organizations for Paralegals thoroughly covers all the various types of business organizations, providing a solid and up-to-the minute understanding of each entity. There is more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than in any other text, and an entire chapter is devoted to securities regulation. Designed for the paralegal student, Business Organizations for Paralegals relies on a clear and direct presentation, and each chapter includes features--both conventional and Internet-based--that help students prepare for real-life paralegal work. The massively revised Sixth Edition features new and updated charts demonstrating key principles of business organizations. The content reflects major developments such as the new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good; the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010; new trends in corporate governance; and the impact of new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks as well as the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010. Proposed revisions to securities regulations that would make raising capital easier for smaller companies (e.g. crowdfunding) is covered as well as the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight. Other new topics include the continuing effect of the 2008 financial crisis, new constituency statutes, and new DB(k) retirement plans.Features: thorough and up-to-date treatment of all types of business organizations the nature of the entityformation and dissolutiontax consequencesclear presentation designed for the paralegal student a section explaining the tasks performed by paralegalsa guide to both conventional and Internet resources forms, discussion questions, and summary of key featuresuseful exhibits, charts, and key terms more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other textsan entire chapter devoted to securities regulation sample forms integrated throughout the textWeb resources Practice Tips in each chapterInternet questions, requiring students to access websites they will use on the jobThoroughly updated, the revised Sixth Edition features: new social enterprises that combine profit-making with social good the financial crisis of 2008 and its continuing effectsDodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 new trends in corporate governancethe SEC's notice and access rules e-proxy provisionselecting directors by majority rather than plurality vote new algorithmic or high-frequency trading of stocks and the part it may have played in the Wall Street flash crash of 2010 proposed revision to securities regulations to make raising capital easier for smaller companies, e.g. crowdfunding the trend toward reverse mergers to avoid regulatory oversight constituency statutes that require directors to consider more than pure profit new DB(k) retirement plans
Social Science by Wanda R. Collins,Terrence M. Donnelly,Claire McAdams,National Senior Citizens Law Center (U.S.) California Rural Legal Assistance Office
When you examine Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, Third Edition, you will see why so many instructors rely on this exceptionally clear, logical, and well-organized text. Proven effective in the classroom, this comprehensive reference prepares prospective paralegals for some of their most important responsibilities.Provides everything students need to master the basics: -- comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises-- integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes-- discusses electronic sources for legal research, including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet-- thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities, including Shepardizing and KeyCiting-- includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum-- boxes offer technology tips (such as useful Internet addresses) and figures demonstrate and summarize topics reviewed in the text-- two glossaries; one for internet-related terms in the appropriate chapter, the other for the rest of the text at the end of the bookThe Third Edition introduces a wealth of new material: -- entirely new chapter devoted to conducting legal research using the internet provides a brief introduction, includes a glossary of terms, discusses the process of performing research online, includes strategies and tips, explores some ethical concerns regarding use of the internet, and concludes with a list of the best internet research sites, including coverage of LoisLaw-- new writing samples, including a new legal memorandum in the appendix--completely revised text reflects the changing nature of legal publishing-- new section on using the ALWD Citation Manual-- new assignments throughout the book-- completely updated Instructor's Manual with answer keys for all the assignments, extra assignments for each chapter, and additional sample documents
This practical book is the most comprehensive guide to legal citations for legal practitioners. It explains the rules established in "The Bluebook" and provides a complete and thorough overview of citation from exclusively for practitioners. The chapters are arranged in a building block approach, and examples and answer keys are provided so that readers can verify their progress and proficiency enabling them to master cite checking one step at a time.
This comprehensive text presents a thorough compilation of materials and descriptions of procedures for paralegals employed in California. It describes the state and federal court systems and their filing requirements, and enables the student to look up a specific topic or major area of the law and find the appropriate forms and documents to utilize in that area, as well as instruction for the preparation of them. Legal correspondence sample letters are available to use for classes or in a law office, as are pleadings and judicial council forms and samples. Various directories, including Internet resources, provide information about law firms, locations, maps, and other material valuable in a law office.
Practical Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals is an excellent tool for learning the fundamentals of bankruptcy for paralegals. More than simply a textbook, each topic is fully developed to the extent necessary for effective use by a beginning legal assistant, yet discussions are of sufficient sophistication to keep the attention of the experienced professional. The text follows a five-level approach to teaching bankruptcy law. It moves from an overview of the substantive law of bankruptcy to insights into the law and written and unwritten rules of procedure that guide and often control how the law is implemented. The material skillfully guides the student through the procedural labyrinth of bankruptcy practice with timelines, checklists and analysis aids then presents exercises for hands-on experience in performing bankruptcy tasks that are common in actual practice. Each chapter concludes with a set of questions and answers and drafting projects intended for the student to research and answer. The text also includes the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, as well as references to relevant software and Web sites, making it a continuing resource for the assistant once in a professional setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Fundamentals of Law Office Management: Systems Procedures and Ethics, fourth edition, was created to present knowledge of the industry, an understanding of how a law office functions, and to provide essential skills. The text is divided into three sections in order to best accomplish these goals. The first section, consisting of five chapters, provides an overview of the legal industry. These chapters explain the parameters and policies of the business of law and provide a strong foundation upon which to build a legal career. The information contained in these chapters is essential to understand why law firms, and other types of legal offices, conduct business differently from other industries. The second section, consisting of five chapters, introduces students to the functions and procedures common to a law office environment. The third section, consisting of four chapters, provides students with essential skills that will be utilized throughout their legal career. The text is enhanced with the inclusion of features such as key words, ethics alerts, side bars, and tech tips. New to this fourth edition is material on federal employment laws and law office marketing, along with revised tables and charts and updated web resources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"Grisham weiß einfach, wie es geht. Hochspannung pur!" People Rudy Baylor, ein Jurastudent im letzten Semester, gewinnt seine ersten "Mandanten", ein Ehepaar, dessen Sohn an Leukämie erkrankt ist. Die Krankenversicherung weigert sich, für die wahrscheinlich lebensrettende Therapie zu zahlen. Rudy erkennt bald, daß er es mit einem riesigen Versicherungsskandal zu tun hat. Er nimmt den Kampf gegen eines der mächtigsten, korruptesten und skrupellosesten Unternehmen Amerikas auf...