Paralegal Career Guide

Paralegal Career Guide

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For Introduction to Paralegal courses.

In the paralegal field, we are just beginning to see how the apparent impersonal dot-com world cross-pollinates the field of law. Despite our culture's full entry into the electronic era, human beings, not Intel chips, continue to power the paralegal world. After all, the impact of one paralegal's job on a matter, case, or client is a highly personal experience. Word of mouth or the smile on an attorney's or client's face from a job well done by a paralegal beats out the Internet each and every time.
This Third edition will guide reader's to transform their career. Readers will be rewarded with wonderful relationships with bosses, coworkers, and peers.
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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130908649
  • 9780130908643

Table of contents

Foreword by Richard Shaffran, Esq.



About the Author.


1. After the Revolution: The Radically Changing Paralegal World.

2. Firing Up Commitment for Strategic Career Planning.

3. Educating Paralegals.

4. Talking the Talk: Admission Ticket to the New Business Realities.

5. Paralegal Careers in the New Millennium.

6. When to Say "NO (Thank You)" to Your Dream Job.

7. Cutting-Edge Legal Careers In the Virtual Workplace.

8. In Pursuit of Success.

9. Shifts in Legal Temporary Staffing Trends.

10. Careers with Legal Vendors.

11. Learning the Secrets of Quality Service.

12. Baby Boomers Meet Generation X.

13. The Experienced Paralegal: Climbing the Invisible Career Ladder.

14. Using Vendors to Upgrade Your Career.

15. Billables: A Win-Win Situation for Everyone.

16. Getting Up Off the Sticky Floor.

17. You Call This Networking?

18. Paralegal Orientation Program for New Hires and Temps.

19. The Paralegal Manager.

20. Straight Talk from a Few of the Most Powerful Paralegal Administrators in the Country.

21. Creating an Environment for Keeping Talent.

22. Formal Evaluations.

23. How Partners Get Paid Those Big Bucks.

24. Toxic Bosses.

25. Positive Career Changes.

26. Career Questions and Answers: "Ask the Expert".

27. Reaching Out: The Joys of Writing and Teaching.

28. Legal Secretaries Seeking Paralegal Positions.

29. Creating A Business.

30. Trial: The Brass Ring.

31. A Quiet Revolution.

32. Surfing the Net.

33. Litigation Support: Systems, Software, Services You'll Need to Know.

34. Just Do It.

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About Chere B. Estrin

A well-known legal staffing trailblazer, Chere Estrin demonstrates a solid range of expertise: from CEO of The Estrin Organization, a Los Angeles-based legal and financial staffing organization; to senior executive in a $4 billion staffing conglomerate; to president of a legal staffing division in one of the country's top three international litigation support companies; to successful entrepreneur building one of the largest paralegal temporary staffing organizations in the country. Her history as an administrator in two Top Ten law firms allowed her access into this niche field.

Ms. Estrin founded C.B. Estrin and Associates in 1986, which quickly rose as one of the largest multioffice paralegal staffing organizations. The company was acquired by Interim, where Ms. Estrin held a senior management position as head of a $40 million division. She then joined The Quorum/ Estrin Group as president of a division of an international litigation support company. She is now CEO of The Estrin Organization, a Los Angeles-based professional staffing organization. Ms. Estrin is a well-known national seminar leader and teaches at prestigious universities such as UCLA.

Recently featured in Newsweek, magazine and The Los Angeles Times Business Section as head of a fast-tracking staffing company, her achievements and awards include winner of the Century City (Los Angeles) Chamber of Commerce prestigious "Woman of the Year 2000 Achievement Award"; finalist for Inc. magazine's "Entrepreneur of the Year Award"; and winner of California Lawyer Magazine's LAMMIE award. She was featured on the cover of Legal Assistant Today magazine as the legal field's "Career Guru." Ms. Estrin is the author of eight career books including 10 Unbeatable Steps to Phenomenal Career Success, The Successful Paralegal's Job Search Guide (West), and The Attorney Career Guide (West, 2002).

In addition to her column in Legal Assistant Today, Ms. Estrin has been featured in Newsweek magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Working Woman,, BusinessWeek Online, Entrepreneur magazine, Frontier, The Daily Journal, and Entrepreneurial Edge magazine.

Her experience as co-founding member of the Legal Assistant Management Association (LAMA); expertise; books; articles; quality reputation; and frequent guest speaking engagements has helped to firmly establish the Estrin name.
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