Higher Education

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
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00
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This text takes an all-encompassing approach to office procedures for the legal professional student who wants to learn “black letter law” as well as the procedures that must be followed in the law office setting. It progresses from a general description of the law office and the court system to a more specific explanation of the various specialty law areas and the function of a paralegal and legal assistant in each. Practical classroom and homework assignments simulate the types of tasks students will encounter in the law office. Students are required to keep a notebook within the text, which consists of classroom assignments, projects, and other key items. The notebook later becomes a valuable reference document when assignments are given on the job. The text may be bundled with a supplemental resource manual containing various types of pleadings and documents from different states, as well as instructions for use and execution.

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

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

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  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $183.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Office Procedures for the Legal Professional
    List Price = $195.95  | CengageBrain Price = $195.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00
  • Law Dictionary for Nonlawyers
    List Price = $47.95  | CengageBrain Price = $47.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $36.00


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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.