Higher Education

The California Paralegal, 1st Edition

  • William P. Statsky Thomas Edison State College
  • Sharon Sandberg
  • ISBN-10: 1418012947  |  ISBN-13: 9781418012946
  • 528 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $76.50



The California Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. This book serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for every paralegal student or employed paralegal in the state of California. The information included, along with the comprehensive legal dictionary within the guide, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school or on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help the paralegal in many aspects of their day-to-day jobs.

Features and Benefits

  • Introduces the reader to the paralegal career in California
  • Provides a comprehensive legal dictionary
  • Reprints the California Code of Professional Responsibility 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 California 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 California courts
  • Provides examples of local citation rules

Table of Contents

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


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

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418012955 | ISBN-13: 9781418012953)

Student Supplements

Online Companion  (ISBN-10: 1418012955 | ISBN-13: 9781418012953)

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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.).