The Basics of Paralegal Studies
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The Basics of Paralegal Studies

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Primarily suited for courses in Introduction to Legal Assisting or Introduction to Paralegal Studies.While this book is designed for those without prior background in the law or legal assisting, its structure, organization, and content qualify it as a comprehensive reference that will be valuable in the law-related courses that are to follow an introductory course. The intent is to provide not only an overview of the legal principles in a variety of areas of the law, but also to give a practical introduction to the kinds of duties and responsibilities that may face a paralegal in the workplace. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 703.06g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131121464
  • 9780131121461

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Learn the basic principles and procedures of the practicing paralegal! The outline structure of this book is perfect for Overview of legal principles Guide to the duties and responsibilities of the practicing paralegal Review for certification tests in the paralegal field Quick reference on specific topics in the paralegal profession Know Your Ethical Responsibilities As a representative of the law, these guidelines will help you whether you are writing briefs or analyzing statutory materials. Know the Latest about the Law Read about Explanations of courts Sources of law Subject areas of law Changes in the law Changes in the legal systemshow more

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. Glossary. Index.show more