Careers as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant, 1st Edition

  • G. S.(Scott) Prentzas
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  • ISBN-10: 1477717986
  • ISBN-13: 9781477717981
  • DDC: 340.023
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The American Bar Association defines a paralegal, or legal assistant, as a person . . . who is employed . . . by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Teens learn that a paralegal can specialize in distinct fields, including corporate law, criminal law, and environmental law. They investigate this faced-paced career, and understand the facets of the legal services industry. Besides outlining education requirements and training programs, this accessible volume covers professional responsibilities, ethic codes, kinds of employers, job searches, resume building, and work environments.

Features and Benefits

  • Sidebars, Glossary, For Further Information Section, List of Organizations, Web Sites, Further Reading, Bibliography, Index, Author Biography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Legal Services Industry.
2: A Paralegal's Profession.
3: Preparing for a Paralegal Career.
4: Education and Training Programs.
5: Professional Requirements.
6: Pursuing a Paralegal Career.
7: Employment Outlook for Paralegals.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.