Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies Strategies for Success

ISBN-10: 0735569479

ISBN-13: 9780735569478

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

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* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom And The real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, As well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, And The tasks they will be expected to perform, As working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation To The work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization : making connections between study skills, The paralegal profession, And The American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing To The tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, The law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres To The nature of paralegal work : effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, The Second Edition offers : an overview of recent amendments To The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills And The role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do.
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List price: $165.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 10/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332

John W. Servos received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches the history of science and medicine at Amherst College, where he is the Anson D. Morse Professor of History. His book, Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling: The Making of a Science in America (Princeton University Press, 1990), was awarded the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society in 1991. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and currently serves as president of the History of Science Society.Deborah E. Bouchoux, J.D., is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University, where she teaches a variety of topics in the Paralegal Studies Program and serves on the program's advisory board. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and District of Columbia Bar (active). She has taught in a number of paralegal programs, including the University of San Diego Paralegal Program and the Paralegal Studies Program at George Washington University. She is the author of nine textbooks in the paralegal field and several articles in national and local paralegal publications.

Fundamentals for Success in the Paralegal Profession and the American Legal System
Student Survival Guide: Learning to Learn
The Paralegal Profession
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
The American Legal System
Paralegal Skills
Legal Research and Analysis
Legal Writing and Communication
Interviewing and Investigation
Paralegals in the Workplace
Civil Litigation
Paralegal Practice Specialties: What Paralegals Do
Career Strategies: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Quitting a Job
The Law Office Environment
Putting It Together: Strategies for Success in the Workplace
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