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The New York Paralegal 1st Edition

William P. Statsky, Robert A. Sarachan

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  • 528 Pages

Overview

Never before has teaching the critical state-specific material that your paralegal students need to know been easier – or more organized! A truly innovative resource, The New York Paralegal contains the information, documents, and resources essential to paralegal students who will be working in New York State, thus eliminating the need for instructors to gather this material piecemeal. Instead, this book does it all for you by compiling all of this information into a single, handy resource. Coverage includes an overview of the paralegal profession, ethics, the legal system, research, and even a comprehensive legal dictionary - all as they pertain to New York State laws and statutes. With all of this vital content provided in such a user-friendly format, students will find this an invaluable reference throughout their academic and professional careers. And instructors will find that they can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching.

William P. Statsky, Thomas Edison State College

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.).

Robert A. Sarachan, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Robert A. Sarachan is a Professor and the Director of the Paralegal Program at Tompkins Cortland Community College, which is part of the State University of New York. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Cornell Law School. He has authored accounting textbooks and has taught various accounting, and law courses at Indiana University, IUPUI, Syracuse University and Ithaca College. Mr. Sarachan has a BA from Harpur College (Music, Economics), a BS from Binghamton University (Accounting), an MS from Syracuse University (Accounting), and an MBA and JD (Juris Doctorate) from Indiana University.
  • Encourages students to further their understanding of critical concepts with a rich offering of internet resources that will supplement the knowledge gained in their day-to-day classes.
  • Provides concrete tools that can be applied to real-world situations, in the form of valuable sample documents, including a petition action, civil complaint, legal memorandum, appellate brief, and indictment.
  • Serves as a resource that can be utilized throughout a student's career, both in and out of the classroom, with useful reference material like the comprehensive legal dictionary, which cites specific New York cases and statutes.
Part 1: Paralegal Profession
1. Overview of New York Paralegals.
2. Paralegal Associations and Related Groups in New York.
3. Sources of CLE for Paralegals.
Appendix A: Paralegals in Court Opinions.
Appendix B. Becoming an Attorney in New York.
Part 2: Paralegal Employment.
1. Resources for Finding Employment in New York.
2. Sample Paralegal Job Descriptions in State Government.
3. Sample Paralegal Job Description in a Federal Agency Located in New York.
4. Pro Bono Opportunities for Paralegals.
5. Becoming a Notary Public.
6. An Employee or an Independent Contractor?.
7. Overtime Pay under Federal Law and State Law.
8. Laid-Off Paralegals and Unemployment Compensation.
9. Injured Paralegals and Workers' Compensation.
Appendix A: Deductibility of the Cost of Paralegal Education or Training.
Part 3: Ethics, Paralegals, and Attorneys.
1. Defining the Practice of Law and the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) in New York.
2. New York Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (DRPC).
3. Ethical Opinions on Paralegals and other Nonattorneys.
4. New York Bar Associations (including Paralegal Membership Categories).
Appendix A: Timeline: Disciplinary Proceedings against an Attorney.
Part 4: Legal System.
1. Introduction to the State Government of New York.
2. State Courts in New York.
3. Federal Courts in New York.
4. State Legislation: How a Bill Becomes a New York Statute.
5. State Agencies, Offices, and Boards.
6. Counties and Cities: Selected Useful Law-Related Sites.
Part 5: Legal Research and Records Research.
1. New York State Legal Research.
2. Citation Examples: Some Comparisons.
3. Abbreviations in Citations: Some Comparisons.
4. Abbreviations for Notetaking.
5. Research Starters for __ Major New York Topics.
6. Self-Help Resources.
7. Public Records Research.
8. Finding Law Libraries in Your Area.
9. Hotline Resources and Complaint Directories.
Part 6: Procedure: Some Basics.
1. Timeline: A Civil Case in the New York State Courts.
2. Venue, Process, Pleadings, and Discovery: 45 Rules Even Non-Litigation Paralegals Should Know.
3. State and Federal Civil Litigation in New York: Some Comparisons.
4. Timeline: A Criminal Case in the New York State Courts.
Part 7: Sample Documents.
1. Sample Petition Action Filed in a New York State Court.
2. Sample Civil Complaint Filed in a Federal District Court in New York.
3. Sample Legal Memorandum Applying New York Law.
4. Sample Appellate Brief Filed in the New York Court of Appeals.
5. Sample Indictment Filed in a New York State Court.
Part 8: Comprehensive Legal Dictionary.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Essentials of Torts

ISBN: 9781401879648
Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today's students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781111137878
The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching options, such as lecture ideas and suggestions for using selected assignments, answers to Ethics in a Torts Practice, and Review Questions, and a comprehensive testbank with answer key. Available via www.cengage.com/community/paralegal.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781111137861
The Instructor Resources CD-Rom includes: Instructor's Manual, Computerized Testbank in ExamView, and Customizable PowerPoint™ Presentations.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645069
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Each WebTUTOR™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including; matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, teaching.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645076
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Each WebTUTOR™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including; matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, teaching.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111644901
Cengage Learning's Paralegal CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook.

FOR STUDENTS

Essentials of Torts

ISBN: 9781401879648
ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting material, this book focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky's TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS includes topics that are relevant for today's readers such as the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter to clarify important concepts and reinforce difficult material.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645069
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781111645076
Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning textbooks, WebTutor™ is an eLearning software solution that puts you in the front row of your classroom or training center. Blackboard® and WebCT® components are offered across all of our disciplines. Each WebTutor™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats, including matching, true-or-false, short-answer, and multiple-choice with immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers, and rationales for right and wrong choices.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111644901
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.