Higher Education

The Professional Paralegal Workbook, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Angus
  • ISBN-10: 1401889190  |  ISBN-13: 9781401889197
  • 144 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.00
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The Professional Paralegal Workbook is a reference that was conceived out of necessity. Many paralegal books lack certain subject matter and can be unwieldy as a general reference and exercise book for professionals and students. This book was developed to bridge those gaps. One area that is thoroughly covered is criminal, tort and contract law. The book includes chapters on these subjects that examine the essential elements of the law and include discussion points to facilitate further exploration. There are also exercises designed to be used either in discussions, as a study methods, or as review. The book functions as a launch pad for discussions and creates many opportunities for the reader to review material covered, allowing for a full understanding. The range of subject matter is attractive to most general law courses and is applicable to both the paralegal market and the undergraduate pre-law course. The concise yet thorough treatment of substantive law issues is coupled with interactive and hands-on exercises and discussions. Legal analysis, writing and research are covered in addition to the treatment of substantive law. The workbook is an interactive, portable book that professionals, students, and instructors can easily utilize in the office, classroom, or home study environment.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers clear and concise discussions of substantive law as well as legal analysis, writing, and research
  • A perfect companion to textbooks that enriches the learning experience in both the classroom and at home
  • Includes hands on exercises and assignments that fill a void in the paralegal texts currently available
  • An affordable alternative to many of the large, hardbound texts available

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The American Legal System and Terminology
Chapter 2: Torts
Chapter 3: Contracts
Chapter 4: Criminal Law
Chapter 5: Legal Interviewing and Investigation for the Paralegal
Chapter 6: Civil Procedure
Chapter 7: Discovery
Chapter 8: Ethics
Chapter 9: Evidence
Chapter 10: Legal Analysis of Statutory Law
Chapter 11: Legal Analysis of Case Law
Chapter 12: Finding Statutory Law
Chapter 13: Legal Research: Finding Case Law
Chapter 14: Computer Assisted Legal Research
Chapter 15: Legal Writing

Efficacy and Outcomes


I would most definitely use this workbook. A practical, hands-on assignment tool such as this would be a great aid to the student in the initial orientation and learning process.

— Les Ennis

This workbook could be used in a civil litigation course; ideally, this would provide a brief review of the elements of civil procedure and would discuss remedies.

— Anita Whitby

I like the workbooks in-class exercises, library exercises and writing assignments, and the tour of the legal process that is offered in the beginning of the book.

— Annette Whitby

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth Angus

Elizabeth Angus is an attorney and is an instructor and creator of the Professional Paralegal Program at St. Joseph College. She is also President of Advance Paralegal, a consulting and education firm.