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Survival Guide for Paralegals Tips from the Trenches

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ISBN-10: 1401814336

ISBN-13: 9781401814335

Edition: 2003

Authors: Karen Levine, Alan Gelb

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The Survival Guide for Paralegals: Tips from the Trenches, by Karen Levine and Alan Gelb, offers hundreds of tried and true tips from successful legal professionals on how to ?survive? your job. The book discusses paralegal work issues, dress, asking for a raise, and office politics in a highly motivating, fun, and empathetic way. From research and interviews to administrative responsibilities and time management, this book is a resource of user-friendly and user-tried hints.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Acknowledgments
The Paralegal Life
Paralegals Defined
Paralegals: Perspectives on the Profession
Seven Guiding Principles
Become an Active Listener
Thinking Outside the Box
Take Time to Figure Out What You Find Most Satisfying
Create Time for the Things You Care About
Learn to Enjoy What's in Front of You
Learn to Be Flexible
Prioritize
War Stories: An Overview
Staying on Track
Keeping Track
Start/Stop/Total
Activity
Feelings
Efficiency
Role
End-of-Day Analysis
War Stories: The Procrastinator, Esq.
Working with Others
The Role You Play
Communication Basics
Personality and Attitude
The Office Culture
Conflict Resolution
Dealing with Difficult Situations
Mentoring
War Stories: There's a Phone Call for You ...
Stress: The Reality and the Relief
The Stress Factor
Stress: A Societal Problem
Recognizing Signs of Stress
Coming at You from All Four Corners
Stress Relief
Let's All Take a Deep Breath Now
Communication Helps
Being Good to Your Body
Laughter and Other Therapies
Body Woes
War Stories: Keeping on Schedule
Embracing Professionalism
Professionals: Are We or Aren't We?
Judging Your Worth
Making the Most of What You Have to Offer
Dress Code
The Habits of the "Professional" Paralegal
Are You a Natural Resource?
Dealing with Disaster
How'm I Doin'?
The Ethics Arena
Confidentiality
Malpractice
Supervision
Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL)
War Stories:... And More Procrastination
Getting Organized
Prioritizing and To-Do Lists
Organizers
Work Styles
Making the Most of Your Time
Procrastination
True Efficiency
In Living Color and Other "Ticklers"
Tips for Traveling with a Laptop
Timesheets
Travel
... And on the Personal Side
Juggling Work and Family
War Stories: Public Offender
Research, Writing, and Technology
Research
General Research Tips
Tips for Working with a Document Search Company
Citation Checking in Westlaw
Case Law Research
Interviewing
Tape-Recording Interviews
Writing
General Writing Tips
Good Writing Style
Nonsexist Titles for Various Occupations
Avoiding Plagiarism
The Legal Memorandum
Technology
Back Up, People!
Case Management Systems
E-mail
War Stories: Have We Met?
Life in the Litigation Lane
General Reflections
Quick Tips for Litigation Paralegals
Calendaring
File Management
Outsourcing
Telephone Tips
The Client Interview
Evidence
Interrogatories
Depositions
Expert Witnesses
Exhibits and Other Trial Support
Future Planning for Litigation Paralegals
War Stories: Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig ...
The Corporate Culture and Other Paralegal Venues
Going Corporate
Employment Policies
Quick Tips for Corporate Paralegals
Minute Books
Reviewing Corporate Policies
Finding Forms
Closings
Quick Tips for Paralegals of All Different Stripes
Family Law
Bankruptcy Law
Trusts and Estates
Real Estate Law
Immigration Law
Freelance Paralegals
War Stories:... And Still More Procrastination
The Savvy Paralegal
Laying the Groundwork
Leaving Your Lawyer
Continuing Education
Retraining
Regarding Resumes
Cover Letters
Networking
The All-Important Interview
Salary Negotiations
Index