Office Procedures for the Legal Professional, 1st Edition

  • Judy A. Long J.D. Rio Hondo College
  • ISBN-10: 1401840833  |  ISBN-13: 9781401840839
  • 432 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • List Price = $ 195.95
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Paralegals and legal assistants will gain vast knowledge about various specialty areas of law and about their responsibilities in those areas and in the law office in general. Written by a professional who has served as a legal secretary, a paralegal, and, ultimately, an attorney, this book makes the principals it teaches easy to apply in the work setting. As a learning tool, it will serve the reader well. Practical projects simulating legal professionals’ responsibilities are offered in order to familiarize readers with the material and with their obligations in a work setting. A supplemental resource manual of various types of pleadings and documents from different states is available as a reference tool.

Features and Benefits

  • The practical presentation of the material makes it easy to apply the principles in the work setting
  • Students develop a notebook to take with them for use in formatting and drafting documents on the job
  • Instructions for document preparation teach valuable job skills employers seek
  • Ethics boxes in each chapter familiarize students with ethics codes and dilemmas they may face on the job

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Organization of the Law Office.
Chapter 2: Organization of the Courts.
Chapter 3: Administrative Responsibilities.
Chapter 4: Using Computers.
Chapter 5: Trial Procedures.
Chapter 6: The Criminal Law Practice.
Chapter 7: The Civil Litigation Office.
Chapter 8: Estate Planning.
Chapter 9: Probate.
Chapter 10: Family Law.
Chapter 11: Business Organizations.
Chapter 12: Bankruptcy Law.
Chapter 13: Real Property.
Chapter 14: Contracts.
Chapter 15: Employment as a Legal Professional.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Office Procedures for the Legal Professional + Law Dictionary for Nonlawyers

ISBN-10: 1418003956 | ISBN-13: 9781418003951

List Price = $242.95  | CengageBrain Price = $242.95


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Instructor Supplements

Resource Book  (ISBN-10: 140184085X | ISBN-13: 9781401840853)

List Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.75

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401840841 | ISBN-13: 9781401840846)

Student Supplements

Resource Book  (ISBN-10: 140184085X | ISBN-13: 9781401840853)

List Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.75

Student CD  (ISBN-10: 1111536953 | ISBN-13: 9781111536954)

List Price = $102.95  | CengageBrain Price = $102.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Judy A. Long J.D.

Judy A. Long, J.D., is a retired College Professor/ Paralegal Program Director and retired Attorney and has written several books focusing on paralegal education.