For courses in Paralegal Studies. Build a strong foundation in Paralegal Studies Since the publication of the First Edition of The Paralegal Professional : The Essentials , the paralegal profession plays an increasingly more important role in the delivery of legal services. The Paralegal Professional : The Essentials provides students with the conceptual knowledge, analytical skills, and firm understanding of ethical issues they need to succeed as paralegals in today's legal environment. The book is shaped by insights of real legal professionals with whom paralegals work to offer relevant information for use in the workplace. The text illuminates specific tasks and roles paralegals will play in the workplace to fully prepare them to enter the field. The Fifth Edition builds a foundation of knowledge which students can augment as they work towards a profession in the field of law.
Paralegal Today: The Essentials, fifth edition, makes the paralegal field come alive for the student. It uses real-world examples, offering practical application of each concept discussed, and further enhances this focus with hands-on activities throughout. This concise version focuses on the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, including careers, legal ethics, litigation procedures, criminal law, legal research and analysis, and legal writing. Technology features, including spotlights on how technology is changing litigation, legal research, and overall office management, convey the importance of developing strong skills in this area. Featured Contributors bring a personal touch to the material - as students learn how professionals truly work in each area of the law and how each skill directly translates on-the-job. Ethical dilemmas challenge the students to further understand their professional duties and critical thinking questions provide an opportunity to sharpen their proficiency. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
LEGAL STUDIES CAPSTONE: ASSESSING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION provides an opportunity for students to review, enhance and demonstrate their knowledge and practical application of the law. Achievement of learning objectives is shown through development of a portfolio of student work and a successful score on a comprehensive exam. Measurable learning objectives are detailed for each unit, with discussion questions, portfolio assignments and exam questions designed to measure the attainment of each outcome. Job search, continuing education, ethical obligations and technology skills are addressed, and students organize related documentation to prepare for post-graduation endeavors. These units are followed by summaries of core substantive and procedural areas of law, providing students with a review of prior studies as well as a gap-filler for keys areas essential to success in the workplace, continuing education, or certification and employment exams. Students can evaluate their knowledge of the law through review of questions and answers provided in the comprehensive exam in Appendix A. Portfolio assignments display their ability to draft pleadings, prepare contracts, complete forms and report research results for review by a prospective employer or as reference for future assignments. The Glossary and Other Resources listed in Appendix B assist in fostering successful outcomes in both portfolio development and the assessment exam. In addition to the benefits to students, this text offers guidance to educational programs undertaking a meaningful assessment of learning outcomes. Review of student portfolios and success rates on the comprehensive substantive assessment present student data to be utilized in continuous curriculum development. The Instructor's Resources include a sample course outline, exit exam and portfolio grading rubric. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.
Interviewing and Investigating delivers a strong foundation in skills as well as the civil, criminal, and non-litigation context in which they are used. The practical emphasis throughout the text encourages students to learn by doing. The author brings almost thirty years of experience as a practitioner and teacher to bear, showing students the critical connection between law and fact, the best ways to engage in effective analysis, and the essentials of good communication skills. Well-crafted pedagogy in every chapter helps students apply the principles under review: illustrations, examples, hypotheticals, and Learn by Doing exercises. Examples are drawn from a variety of both civil and criminal, litigation and non-litigation scenarios. A key chapter on ethical issues and related material throughout the book emphasizes the professional standards expected of the paralegal. Four case studies designed to be used with the Learn by Doing exercises in each chapter provide realistic scenarios for applying concepts. Useful appendices provide resources, including extensive information on online assistance for investigators. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents: new Learn by Doing and Sleuth on the Loose features more than a dozen new cases references to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure brought into compliance with the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 references to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and to the Federal Rules of Evidence updated to the latest amendments approved by Congress Foundations for Interviewing and Investigating expanded material on personal and subject matter jurisdiction in civil cases, venue, and alternative dispute resolution in greater detail with new Examples and Illustrations coverage of the Federal Rules of Evidence expanded with Examples, particularly in connection with the hearsay rule and its exceptions discussion of continuing changes in communication technology chapters dealing with federal rules of civil and criminal procedure and evidence direct students to online sites for current versions of the rules, rather than appendices Resources for the Investigator appendix more comprehensive and practical than ever before
Miller (Institute for University Studies in Arlington, Texas) and Urisko (paralegal studies, Madonna U., Michigan) cover paralegal studies topics such as ethics and professional responsibility, pretrial preparation, trial procedures, criminal law, computer- assisted legal research, and legal analysis and writing. Eleven appendixes include informations such as NALA and the ABA's standards and guidelines for using legal assistants, lists of state bar associations and paralegal associations, and Spanish equivalents of important legal terms in English.
Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today's students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
ESSENTIALS OF PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, fifth edition is a concise, yet thorough examination of the most critical areas of real estate law. It employs a user-friendly approach to introducing important real property law concepts. The text details the transactional aspects of the law needed to assist attorneys with closing real estate purchases, sales, and mortgage loans secured by real estate. It includes case summaries that allow students to practice their analytical skills and see how concepts are applied in practice. Each chapter includes practical assignments and a self-study examination to help students reinforce their understanding of the material contained in the chapter. The numerous forms and checklists also facilitate understanding of each concept and ensure the student is well prepared to work as a professional in real estate. The legal theory, tips, checklists, relevant forms, case summaries, and assignments assist the student in understanding how to successfully work in a real-world environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.