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Essentials of Paralegalism 5th Edition

William P. Statsky

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006, 1998, 1992
  • 528 Pages

Overview

ESSENTIALS OF PARALEGALISM, FIFTH EDITION, introduces the beginning paralegal student to this still relatively new legal career. It presents the main regulatory and employment issues in the field, as well as strategies for finding a job. The author provides students with the basic skills they will need to succeed in the field including interviewing, investigation and analysis at an introductory level. Concrete examples from the working lives of on-the-job paralegals help the students get a feel for what they can expect in the work setting.

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.).
  • Material on employment, salaries, roles, ethics, and regulations has been updated.
  • *The "Helpful Websites" feature at the end of the chapters consists of special Google searches that broaden the scope of additional material that is available online.
  • *A chart has been added to Chapter 2 that lists the major employment settings (e.g., private law firm, corporate law department, government office) and states the likelihood that a paralegal will encounter specified working conditions in each setting.
  • *Chapter 5 provides further clarification of the relationship between confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege.
  • *A discussion of new ethical problems peculiar to the digital age has been added to Chapter 5.
  • Analysis problems throughout the chapters promote analytical thinking in applying some of the main principals presented.
  • Chapter outlines allow students to anticipate what will be covered in each chapter.
  • Chapter summaries and review questions help students capture the essential points of each chapter.
  • The More-On-the-Net feature provides Web sites for additional information related to the main theme of each chapter.
  • Margin definitions define key terms bolded in the text, helping students understand them in context.
Preface.
How to Study Law in the Classroom and on the Job.
PART I THE PARALEGAL IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM.
1. Introduction to a New Career in Law.
2. Paralegal Employment.
3. The Regulation of Paralegals.
4. Attorney Ethics and Paralegal Ethics.
5. Introduction to the Legal System.
PART II THE SKILLS OF A PARALEGAL.
6. Introduction to Legal Analysis.
7. Legal Interviewing.
8. Investigation in a Law Office.
9. An Introduction to the Use of Computers in a Law Office.
10. Introduction to Law Office Administration.
Appendix A: Paralegal Associations, Bar Associations that Allow Paralegal Membership, and Related Organizations.
Appendix B: Paralegal Definitions.
Appendix C: Bar Associations and Related.
Attorney Organizations.
Appendix D: Federal Government.
Organization Chart.
Appendix E: Starting a Freelance Paralegal Business.
Glossary.
Index.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781133479550
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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.