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NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals, 6th Edition

  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • ISBN-10: 1133591868  |  ISBN-13: 9781133591863
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2005, 1999
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.50
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About

Overview

Ideal as an on-the-job reference for professional paralegals, an exam prep tool for the Certified Paralegal examination, or as a textbook for paralegal academic courses, this sixth edition of the respected NALA Manual covers all the skills required of paralegals today. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976. The updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which changes, adaptations, and modifications may be made by paralegals in similar situations.

Features and Benefits

  • All chapters are updated to include review and discussion questions for classroom use and for use by Certified Paralegal exam study groups.
  • The manual provides quick-reference, practical information for working paralegals and students.
  • Up-to-date coverage of the general skills and knowledge required of all paralegals includes detailed discussions of legal research, legal analysis, interviewing procedures, ethics, and communications.
  • The litigation process is discussed in-depth with chapters on investigation, pretrial litigation skills, discovery, and assisting at trial.
  • A glossary of legal terms and a list of references that may be used for further study are included.

What's New

  • The authors are working paralegals, qualified by experienced and education.

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  • Loose-Leaf Version

    ISBN-10: 1337413887 | ISBN-13: 9781337413886

    List Price = $146.95  | CengageBrain Price = $146.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.25

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The NALA book would be excellent for those individuals who are studying for a legal secretary, legal assistant, or paralegal certificate examination on the national level."

— Glenda Hanson, Renton Technical College

"The series of chapters gives the paralegal student a very accurate overview of what to expect from initial client interview to trial."

— Hope Haywood, California University of PA

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals. Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413887 | ISBN-13: 9781337413886)

Ideal as an on-the-job reference for professional paralegals, an exam prep tool for the Certified Paralegal examination, or as a textbook for paralegal academic courses, this sixth edition of the respected NALA Manual covers all the skills required of paralegals today. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976. The updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which changes, adaptations, and modifications may be made by paralegals in similar situations.

List Price = $146.95  | CengageBrain Price = $146.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.25

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts  (ISBN-10: 1401889212 | ISBN-13: 9781401889210)

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Student Supplements

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals. Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413887 | ISBN-13: 9781337413886)

Succeed on the job--and in your course--and prepare for the Certified Paralegal examination with the NALA Manual. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976.Covering all the skills required of paralegals today, the updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which you can make changes, adaptations, and modifications when you encounter similar situations on the job.

List Price = $146.95  | CengageBrain Price = $146.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.25

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts  (ISBN-10: 1401889212 | ISBN-13: 9781401889210)

LESSONS from the Top Paralegal Experts is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

National Association of Legal Assistants

NALA is currently one of the top two professional paralegal organizations in the nation and is widely respected. It is very active in creating high standards for paralegals and offering continuing education to further enhance the reputation of those in the field. NALA appoints authors who are part of their organization and who are active in the paralegal profession.