The Basics of Paralegal Studies

The Basics of Paralegal Studies

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For courses in Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Legal Concepts for Paralegals.

Designed specifically for those without prior background in the law or legal assisting, this text offers a comprehensive-but extremely concise and to the point-overview of legal principles. It covers a variety of areas-such as contracts, civil and criminal law, procedure and discovery, legal research, real estate, and decedents' estates-while focusing on the ethical responsibilities of legal assistants. Introducing students to specific skills-including the writing of briefs and analysis of statutory materials-this book will be a valuable reference to them in the workplace.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 167.64 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 013088331X
  • 9780130883315

Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Reading and Briefing of Cases.

3. Legal Analysis.

4. Legal Research.

5. Writing Skills.

6. Ethics.

7. Substantive Civil Law and Procedure.

8. Civil Discovery.

9. Criminal Law, Discovery, and Procedure.

10. Real Estate.

11. Decedents' Estates.

12. Domestic Relations.

13. Contracts.

14. The NALA CLA Examination.


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