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The Paralegal Handbook 1st Edition

Brittain, Terry L. Hull, JD

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  • 350 Pages
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This practical guide provides a framework for the paralegal profession - how it is defined, how paralegals are utilized, professional organizations, ethical guidelines, and important issues facing the profession. It includes practical information for drafting resumes and preparing for interviews, as well as job search strategies. It incorporates articles on ethical and professional issues, written by various contributors, to expose students to diverse opinions on the important issues in the paralegal profession.


Terry L. Hull, JD,

Terry L. Hull, JD, is director of the Lawyer's Assistant Program at Southwest Texas State University and is a frequent speaker at legal seminars. In addition, she has written for professional journals on paralegal issues.
  • Includes contributions from scholars regarding various issues facing the profession to provide a framework for better understanding the profession
  • Various opinions will give readers an appreciation for the intricacies involved in the issues and will stimulate debates
  • Includes materials from professional sources, including ethical guidelines published by APA, NALA, and NFPA to increase awareness of available information
  • Includes case law, articles, statutory law, promulgations/reports to provide sources of information on the paralegal profession
Chapter 1: What is a Paralegal?
Chapter 2: Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
Chapter 3: Professional Associations and Organizations.
Chapter 4: Certification and Special Exams.
Chapter 5: Issues Facing the Profession.
Chapter 6: The Private Law Firm.
Chapter 7: Alternative Types of Employment.
Chapter 8: Resume & Interview Workshop. C
hapter 9: Internship Documents.

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  • ISBN-10: 076680772X
  • ISBN-13: 9780766807723
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $113.25
  • RETAIL $150.95

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Surviving and Thriving in the Law Office

ISBN: 9781401838966
This text is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a supervising attorney who now is a paralegal educator. It is a career guide for paralegal students and new paralegals that provides insight into what law firms really want from their paralegal staff. Real-life law office situations are described and analyzed to give students the help they need to overcome the most common obstacles. Students not only learn from the author, they also get practical, first-hand advice from paralegals themselves. The material fully addresses such issues as finding the right paralegal job, producing high-quality work, managing time wisely, understanding billable hours, dealing with office politics, asking for a raise, and advancing in a paralegal career. Effective teaching and retention tools are used throughout the text, and students are advised where to find additional information on the Internet and in print material.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781401838973

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