Clearly written textbook that helps students understand how evidentiary principles are applied in real-life situations. Text focuses on the practical applications of the Federal rules of Evidence and how the rules relate to paralegal practice. Features: Covers a full range of topics, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and researching. Written from a real-life perspective, showing how actual practice works in local, state, and federal court. Pedagogy in text developed for paralegal students, and includes short case summaries, readable examples, marginal definitions of terms, marginal cross-references to the Rules of Evidence, review questions, and hypotheticals. Short, concise presentation is ideal for paralegal courses. Updated with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Updated with new cases. New hypotheticals and discussion questions added.
The revised NALA Manual is a valuable reference guide for professionals and students in the legal studies field. Working paralegals will not only find it helpful as an on-the-job reference, but also beneficial when preparing for the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal examination. Paralegal programs can also use the manual as a reference for students or a textbook for capstone courses. The Manual is a collection of proven techniques and procedures used by paralegals nationwide. The techniques described are examples of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working legal assistants. They may be used as starting points from which changes, adaptations, and modifications may be made by legal assistants in similar situations. 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. The expertise and commendable dedication of these individuals has consistently produced an authoritative and reliable reference for paralegals with each updated edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A primary objective of this text is to prepare students for success in their subsequent paralegal courses. Material is organized so that it is suitable for either a one-semester or two-semester course. A series of "Practice Tips" interspersed throughout the text offer down-to-earth guidance on everything from the dynamics of professional relationships in a law firm to a simple method to prevent inadvertently faxing a sensitive document to the wrong office. Career opportunities/options, the court system, legal ethics, typical paralegal functions in law firms, legal research and writing, interviewing clients and witnesses, and using computers in the practice of law are some of the topics covered in this comprehensive guide. The entire presentation facilitates effective learning with its clarity of writing and absence of superfluous material.
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.
This comprehensive, flexible, step-by-step text covers all stages of the litigation process for paralegals -- from initial fact-gathering, through all the pretrial steps, to post-judgment proceedings. Students will find chapter coverage to include: Introduction to Litigation; Informal Fact gathering and Investigation; Case Evaluation and Strategy; Parties and Jurisdiction; Pleadings; Law and Motions; Motion Practice; Provisional Remedies; Evidence; Discovery; Settlements; Trial Preparation, Trial, and Appeal; Enforcements of Judgements; and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Of Special Interest: -- to make the book more accessible, each chapter includes: -- chapter objectives and introductions -- numerous examples, charts, lists, and sample documents -- key terms highlighted in the text -- review questions -- the book provides easy-to-follow steps and explains the process so that students are not just following the rules but are also understanding what the rules mean. -- the accompanying workbook disk offers a flexible way to integrate practical applications into the litigation course. Features of the Third Edition: -- using the Internet for fact-gathering, locating witnesses and finding other information has been integrated into the text. -- material on using computers in the law office has been expanded and updated. -- alternative Dispute Resolution section has been expanded and updated. -- the material found on the workbook disk has been extensively revised to include using computers to complete assignments and store information, more self-study problems and assignments, and a more readable format and design.
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.
This abridged edition of David L. Buchbinder's highly successful bankruptcy text for paralegal students focuses on consumer bankruptcy. Representing primarily the debtor's point of view, this concise text offers an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules in a readable, step-by-step presentation. The abridged edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals focuses on what paralegals need to know in a clear and readable style. The text is designed to let students learn and digest the basics of consumer bankruptcy without having to learn an entirely new vocabulary. provides an overview of the bankruptcy code and rules, with step-by-step guidance through the paralegal's role at every stage of the bankruptcy proceeding offers practical orientation covering not only the law but also how to complete documents and understand the timing involved includes a chapter on means testing along with a supporting tutorial features a forms manual on disk that supplements the book and includes links to source data required to comply with means testing. offers excellent teaching and learning aids: abundant examples, checklists of procedures, summaries of the law, discussion questions, and practical exercises, all focused on consumer bankruptcy includes an instructor's manual with test bank If you are looking for a concise, focused, and up-to-date text with which to teach consumer bankruptcy, the abridged edition of Basic Bankruptcy Law for Paralegals is exactly the teaching tool you need.
This book will serve as an invaluable resource to the paralegal whose job includes gathering, analyzing, and managing evidence. Federal Rules of Evidence are included as an Appendix to the text and are referred to frequently, as well as state rules governing evidence. Throughout the book, case scenarios provide a practical, hands-on approach, making information more accessible, and guiding the reader through "real life" situations in which the skills taught are applied. Additionally, key word and phrases are identified, pertinent websites are provided, and charts, samples and graphs are used throughout. Applicable codes, rules and regulations are cited to support the instruction, and proper procedures are stressed. At the end of each chapter, review questions reflecting the issues presented in the chapter enable the reader to test their understanding of the material. The text provides information and instruction through United States court rules, regulations and codes. Practical information is provided through examples, explanations, and samples of actual letters and documents. The author(s) have provided additional resources including websites, vendor information, other texts, court rules, government codes and contact information.
A proven success in hundreds of classrooms nationwide, Maerowitz and Mauet's introduction to litigation features greater flexibility than the other leading texts. It covers every step of the litigation process in depth, from the moment the client walks in the door to final settlements - yet never burdens students with needless details and digressions. the writing is friendly and intelligent - with a unique ability to clarify the reasoning behind legal procedures. the pedagogy is expertly crafted for paralegal courses, especially the case materials. They include examples and documents in the text itself, along with a complete litigation file in the appendix, and six separate case scenarios in the accompanying electronic workbook. the quality and variety of the case materials allow you to teach as you wish, rather than locking you into a single case or running scenario.One of the Most Successful Litigation Texts Ever...A complete introduction to the litigation process... covering the basic rules of litigation; investigation, case strategies and planning; pretrial steps, from pleadings to discovery; settlements, trial preparation, judgments, and alternative resolutions.An ideal balance of clarity and depth... with a brisk pace, yet sufficient detail for substantive courses and subsequent use as an academic or professional reference.Highly effective learning features... including examples, charts, checklists, overviews, review questions, and sample documents - without the cluttered pedagogy found in some texts.A litigation file appendix... providing case materials for each stage of litigation, from pleadings to settlements - designed for flexible use with chapter topics as needed.Electronic workbook with cases... includes new self-study aids and case materials, including six different case scenarios for assignments, exercises, and classroom case studies.Now Thoroughly Updated for Your 2003 Courses....The most current coverage available... with the latest rules, procedures, examples, and references, including recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil ProceduresNew electronic and web resources... with expanded information on computer and online tools for research, case preparation, and every stage of the litigation process
Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals provides complete coverage of legal ethics tailored to the needs of the practicing paralegal. Now in its fifth edition, Therese Cannon's authoritative and highly successful textbook continues to provide paralegal students with invaluable insights into the ethical principles they will face in practice. Among the attributes that make this text so effective: comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable text and effective pedagogy. Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics. Review questions reinforce the material. discussion questions, hypotheticals, research and other outside assignments provide depth and practice in applying the rules each chapter includes landmark cases on paralegals and other cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied useful appendices provide the text of paralegal association ethics codes that are referenced throughout the book the book is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths and can be used in other paralegal courses for supplementary ethics coverage across the curriculum teaching package includes an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides The Fifth Edition has been enhanced with: new rules and cases, including changes in ABA Model Rules and new cases on supervision, UPL, confidentiality, conflicts, competence and litigation new assignments and research projectsmore hypotheticals suitable for use in class discussions or as assignments added to discussion questions expanded Instructor's Manual that includes a Test Bank Web site that has links to state-specific ethics rules, ethics opinions and guidelines Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, there is no text comparable to Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals for teaching professional responsibility to paralegal students.