Higher Education

The Paralegal Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Brittain
  • Terry L. Hull, JD
  • ISBN-10: 076680772X  |  ISBN-13: 9780766807723
  • 350 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00



This practical guide provides a framework for the paralegal profession - how it is defined, how paralegals are utilized, professional organizations, ethical guidelines, and important issues facing the profession. It includes practical information for drafting resumes and preparing for interviews, as well as job search strategies. It incorporates articles on ethical and professional issues, written by various contributors, to expose students to diverse opinions on the important issues in the paralegal profession.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes contributions from scholars regarding various issues facing the profession to provide a framework for better understanding the profession
  • Various opinions will give readers an appreciation for the intricacies involved in the issues and will stimulate debates
  • Includes materials from professional sources, including ethical guidelines published by APA, NALA, and NFPA to increase awareness of available information
  • Includes case law, articles, statutory law, promulgations/reports to provide sources of information on the paralegal profession

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is a Paralegal?
Chapter 2: Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
Chapter 3: Professional Associations and Organizations.
Chapter 4: Certification and Special Exams.
Chapter 5: Issues Facing the Profession.
Chapter 6: The Private Law Firm.
Chapter 7: Alternative Types of Employment.
Chapter 8: Resume & Interview Workshop. C
hapter 9: Internship Documents.

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Bundle: The Paralegal Handbook + A Survival Guide for Paralegals: Tips from the Trenches

ISBN-10: 1401846386 | ISBN-13: 9781401846381

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Terry L. Hull, JD

Terry L. Hull, JD, is director of the Lawyer's Assistant Program at Southwest Texas State University and is a frequent speaker at legal seminars. In addition, she has written for professional journals on paralegal issues.