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A Survival Guide for Paralegals: Tips from the Trenches 1st Edition

Alan Gelb, Karen Levine

  • Published
  • 192 Pages

Overview

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.

Alan Gelb,

Alan Gelb holds Alan Gelb holds dual master degrees in Writing and Education and is a member of Writers Guild of America and PEN International. He has written many professional and consumer works and his Survival Guides have been highly successful.

Karen Levine, A husband/wife team that has written professional books working with many industry professionals.

Karen Levine and Alan Gelb are a husband/wife team who write many professional and consumer works. They work in conjunction with an industry professional. Their Survival Guides have been highly successful.
  • This book makes a great desk guide for the professional paralegal, legal secretaries, and for students
  • This book offers hundreds of tips on how to ease the way through cases, research, interviews, evidence, administrative responsibilities, clients, trials, and keeping up with technology
  • The information comes from a range of sources, including a broad spectrum of practicing paralegals and legal secretaries
Chapter 1: The Paralegal Life.
Chapter 2: Staying on Track.
Chapter 3: Working with Others.
Chapter 4: Stress: The Reality and the Relief.
Chapter 5: Embracing Professionalism.
Chapter 6: Getting Organized.
Chapter 7: Research, Writing, and Technology.
Chapter 8: Life in the Litigation Lane.
Chapter 9: The Corporate Culture and Other Paralegal Venues.
Chapter 10: The Savvy Paralegal.

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

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  • ISBN-10: 1401814336
  • ISBN-13: 9781401814335
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $59.50
  • RETAIL $78.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Surviving and Thriving in the Law Office

ISBN: 9781401838966
This text is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a supervising attorney who now is a paralegal educator. It is a career guide for paralegal students and new paralegals that provides insight into what law firms really want from their paralegal staff. Real-life law office situations are described and analyzed to give students the help they need to overcome the most common obstacles. Students not only learn from the author, they also get practical, first-hand advice from paralegals themselves. The material fully addresses such issues as finding the right paralegal job, producing high-quality work, managing time wisely, understanding billable hours, dealing with office politics, asking for a raise, and advancing in a paralegal career. Effective teaching and retention tools are used throughout the text, and students are advised where to find additional information on the Internet and in print material.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781401838973

FOR STUDENTS

Surviving and Thriving in the Law Office

ISBN: 9781401838966
This career guide gives current and future paralegals the inside scoop on how to select the right job for them and how to thrive in their work setting. A well-respected supervising attorney who now is a paralegal educator lets paralegals know what law firms look for in their paralegal staff in terms of time and work management, quality assurance, interaction with various segments of the office and much, much more. The Paralegal Perspective feature gives the reader first-hand advice on how to handle situations they encounter on the job. Further, this publication fully addresses such important issues as finding the right paralegal job, producing high-quality work, understanding billable hours, dealing with office politics, asking for a raise and advancing in a paralegal career. End-of-chapter questions, Internet-based questions and ethical discussion questions make this an enjoyable and educational read.