Higher Education

The Pennsylvania Paralegal, 1st Edition

  • William P. Statsky Thomas Edison State College
  • John D. DeLeo Jr. B.A. PS; J.D. from Loyola Univ of New Orleans School of Law
  • ISBN-10: 1418013005  |  ISBN-13: 9781418013004
  • 576 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50
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The Pennsylvania Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs.

Features and Benefits

  • Introduces the reader to the paralegal career in Pennsylvania.
  • Provides a comprehensive legal dictionary
  • Reprints the newly revised Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Provides ethical opinions governing paralegals
  • Covers the unauthorized practice of law in the state
  • Provides extensive resources on finding or changing jobs
  • Explains important employment rights of paralegals
  • Outlines the major resources for conducting research in Pennsylvania law
  • Explains the judicial, legislative, and executive structure of government in the state
  • Covers pro bono opportunities for paralegals
  • Provides timelines for typical civil and criminal cases in Pennsylvania courts
  • Provides examples of local citation rules

Table of Contents

Part 1: Paralegal Profession.
Part 2: Paralegal Employment.
Part 3: Ethics, Paralegals, and Attorneys.
Part 4: Legal System.
Part 5: Legal Research and Records Research.
Part 6: Procedure: Some Basics.
Part 7: Sample Documents.
Part 8: Comprehensive Legal Dictionary.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William P. Statsky

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).

John D. DeLeo Jr.

Professor, Central Pennsylvania College; B.A. in Political Science; J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law