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Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work 7th Edition

Roger Miller | Mary Meinzinger

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Overview

Integrating coverage of technology and online tools, PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK, 7th Edition, introduces the legal system through real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on assignments. This product covers general and specific areas of the law to help future paralegals develop an understanding of the law, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in the legal environment. This edition's new discussions of law firm email policies, social media strategies, and online legal research tools prepare students to meet the challenges of the paralegal working environment.

Roger Miller, Institute for University Studies Arlington, Texas

Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous leading textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS: TEXT AND CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

Mary Meinzinger, Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan

Mary Meinzinger is the paralegal program chair at Madonna University. She is highly respected and is an active member of AAfPE.

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  • PROFESSIONAL ETHICS and RESPONSIBILITY. The "Ethics Watch" feature take students into hypothetical situations that present an ethical problem. In addition, "In the Office" features provide tips on how paralegals can be more productive and professional.
  • STUDY TOOLS. Numerous features and exhibits throughout the text and comprehensive end-of-chapter activities, like group projects, emphasize applying concepts through hands-on practice.
  • TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE. Coverage of how technology is affecting the law, the legal workplace, and paralegal tasks is included. Topics include confidentiality issues, e-mail policies, technology in the courtroom, and the use of social media in crime detection and in the enforcement of delinquent court judgments.
  • DEVELOPING PARALEGAL SKILLS. This feature allows students to see how what they are learning is put into practice.
  • REAL-WORLD RELEVANCE. Real-world examples and Featured Contributors add multiple perspectives and bring concepts to life.

Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION.
1. Today's Paralegal Profession.
2. Career Opportunities.
3. The Inner Workings of the Law Office.
4. Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
5. Sources of American Law.
6. The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
PART II: LEGAL PROCEDURES AND PARALEGAL SKILLS.
7. Legal Research and Analysis.
8. Online Legal Research.
9. Legal Writing: Form and Substance.
10. Civil Litigation: Before the Trial.
11. Conducting Interviews and Investigations.
12. Trial Procedures.
13. Criminal Law and Procedures.
PART III: SUBSTANTIVE AREAS OF LAW.
14. Tort Law, Product Liability, and Consumer Law.
15. Contracts and Intellectual Property Law.
16. Real Property and Insurance Law.
17. Family Law and Estates.
18. Business Organizations and Employment Law.
19. Bankruptcy and Environmental Law.
NALA's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
NALA's Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants.
NFPA's Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement.
NALS Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Paralegal Associations.
Information on NALA's CP Program.
Information on NFPA's PACE® Examination.
Information on NALS Certification.
The Constitution of the United States.
Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms in English.

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