Evidence for Paralegals

Author: Marlowe

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 0735590133

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Clearly written textbook that helps students understand how evidentiary principles are applied in real-life situations. Text focuses on the practical applications of the Federal rules of Evidence and how the rules relate to paralegal practice. Features: Covers a full range of topics, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and researching. Written from a real-life perspective, showing how actual practice works in local, state, and federal court. Pedagogy in text developed for paralegal students, and includes short case summaries, readable examples, marginal definitions of terms, marginal cross-references to the Rules of Evidence, review questions, and hypotheticals. Short, concise presentation is ideal for paralegal courses. Updated with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Updated with new cases. New hypotheticals and discussion questions added.

Evidence Management for the Paralegal

Author: Stacey Hunt,Ellen Sheffer

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780766859630

Category: Law

Page: 254

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This book will serve as an invaluable resource to the paralegal whose job includes gathering, analyzing, and managing evidence. Federal Rules of Evidence are included as an Appendix to the text and are referred to frequently, as well as state rules governing evidence. Throughout the book, case scenarios provide a practical, hands-on approach, making information more accessible, and guiding the reader through "real life" situations in which the skills taught are applied. Additionally, key word and phrases are identified, pertinent websites are provided, and charts, samples and graphs are used throughout. Applicable codes, rules and regulations are cited to support the instruction, and proper procedures are stressed. At the end of each chapter, review questions reflecting the issues presented in the chapter enable the reader to test their understanding of the material. The text provides information and instruction through United States court rules, regulations and codes. Practical information is provided through examples, explanations, and samples of actual letters and documents. The author(s) have provided additional resources including websites, vendor information, other texts, court rules, government codes and contact information.

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals

Author: Margaret E. Pickard

Publisher: West Legal Studies (Paperback)

ISBN: 9781418040086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal professionals and students. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded ï'zingerï' questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

Trial Prep for Paralegals

Author: Michael L. Coyne,Ursula Furi-Perry

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632820536

Category: Law

Page: 223

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Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples. Finally, the book stresses the importance of communication and working well with attorneys, clients, courts, and others.

Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals

Understanding Digital Evidence from the Warrant to the Courtroom

Author: Lars E. Daniel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781597496438

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals provides you with a guide to digital technology forensics in plain English. In the authors' years of experience in working with attorneys as digital forensics experts, common questions arise again and again: “What do I ask for?? “Is the evidence relevant?? “What does this item in the forensic report mean?? “What should I ask the other expert?? “What should I ask you?? “Can you explain that to a jury?? This book answers many of those questions in clear language that is understandable by non-technical people. With many illustrations and diagrams that will be usable in court, they explain technical concepts such as unallocated space, forensic copies, timeline artifacts and metadata in simple terms that make these concepts accessible to both attorneys and juries. The authors also explain how to determine what evidence to ask for, evidence might be that could be discoverable, and the methods for getting to it including relevant subpoena and motion language. Additionally, this book provides an overview of the current state of digital forensics, the right way to select a qualified expert, what to expect from a qualified expert and how to properly use experts before and during trial. Includes a companion Web site with: courtroom illustrations, and examples of discovery motions Provides examples of direct and cross examination questions for digital evidence Contains a reference of definitions of digital forensic terms, relevant case law, and resources for the attorney

Immigration Law for Paralegals

Author: Maria Isabel Casablanca,Gloria Roa Bodin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635140

Category: Emigration and immigration law

Page: 492

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Immigration Law for Paralegals is an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures for instructing and training students or anyone interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or legal assistant. This fourth edition updates and expands the third, including coverage of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Contents of Immigration Law for Paralegals include: interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization; as well as samples of completed applications, a glossary of terms and useful appendices. Each visa category is set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations at the end of each chapter, allowing students to visualize actual problems and issues that arise when processing a case. Further, in responding to the hypothetical situations, students will look to the United States immigration statutes, rules and regulations and precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definition of legal terms, and exercises modeled after tasks paralegals may encounter on the job, including the preparation of relative petitions (Form I-130) and the adjustment of a status package (Forms I-485, G-325A, I-131, I-765, I-864A, and G-28). In keeping with the concise format of each chapter, excerpts from Federal, AAO, and BIA decisions will be cited or footnoted where relevant. The Glossary and Appendices include Immigration Law resources; USCIS Local, Regional and Service Center addresses; questions and answers for the naturalization exam; blank USCIS forms; Credential Evaluation sample request forms and a list of agencies; sample USCIS color photograph specifications, sample medical form (I-688); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4). The fourth edition includes a CD with fillable PDF forms.

Paralegal Career For Dummies

Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052976

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Paralegal Procedures and Practices

Author: Scott A. Hatch (J.D.),Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780314013484

Category: Law

Page: 114

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This supplement can be used with any introduction to paralegalism text. It gives students opportunities to practice with techniques like qualifying evidence, interviewing clients, drafting documents, preparing resumes, and more. Many hypothetical scenarios apply concepts to real-life situations.

Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals

Author: Lynne J. DeVenny,J. Griffin Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594602641

Category: Law

Page: 249

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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is a textbook and practice guide for paralegals and other legal professionals who work in the area of workers' compensation law. The book addresses practical tasks associated with the law office management of workers' compensation cases, including an overview of workers' compensation law, determining compensable claims, evaluating and accepting cases, reviewing and summarizing medical records, investigating claims, obtaining evidence, drafting pleadings and preparing for mediations and hearings. More complex tasks, such as handling catastrophic injuries and death claims, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements, third party claims and bankrupt defendants, are also discussed. Each chapter includes practice tips to help paralegals become proficient in the practice of workers' compensation law, as well as references to find the most up-to-date information regarding various aspects of workers' compensation practice. Sample documents are included to illustrate the kinds of documents paralegals may draft in a typical private law practice. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is unique because it is written specifically for paralegals by an attorney/paralegal team with a combination of over thirty years of practice in workers' compensation law. In addition, both authors have experience teaching law students and paralegals in college settings. Recognizing that there are excellent state-specific workers' compensation reference books for workers' compensation practitioners, this book is intended to guide and train paralegal students, paralegals and other legal professionals new to the practice of workers' compensation law. Straightforward and easy to read, it provides its readers with an overview of the essential skills necessary to perform substantive work on any workers' compensation case, as well as the tools to find the information they need to make a significant contribution to a workers' compensation practice, whether it be their own state-specific rules and forms, Medicare's current WCMSA requirements or medical references."

Legal Ethics

Author: Kent Kauffman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128570049X

Category: Law

Page: 624

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With its practical, hands-on approach to legal ethics, the third edition of LEGAL ETHICS is designed to ensure that readers have a solid grasp of the ethical rules that apply in the legal setting. Comprehensive yet easy to understand, this engaging book provides a thorough and substantive analysis of the major principles that affect how the practice of law is regulated. Filled with real-life examples of lawyer and non-lawyer instances of misconduct, current and classic case law, and discussions of famous (and infamous) people, this straightforward book brings the material to life and demonstrates how courts interpret and apply ethical rules to lawyers and their non-lawyer employees. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Marlene A. Maerowitz,Thomas A. Mauet

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145488780X

Category: Law

Page: 560

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Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resoluion), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.

The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach

Author: James W. H. McCord,Pamela Tepper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285857151

Category: Law

Page: 608

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Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with THE LITIGATION PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, SIXTH EDITION. Combining theories and principles of law with practical skills, this engaging, highly visual text includes numerous forms, checklists, and online resources in the context of the law office. The book covers the latest electronic discovery issues and the associated ethical and practical responsibilities of the paralegal. It also includes a wide range of new and updated cases, practical tips, assignments, key terms, and study questions to help you master the content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Civil Interviewing and Investigation

For Paralegals

Author: Cynthia Bandry Schroeder

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780766802445

Category: Law

Page: 444

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Using case studies based on actual events and investigations, the reader learns practical applications of investigative techniques and strategies and interviewing methods for all areas of litigation. The materials were developed using investigations performed, Federal Statues and rules, practical application of paralegal work ethics and responsibilities, and a law school text.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERComputerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-7668-1772-5Instructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-0245-0

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals

Author: National Association of Legal Assistants

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176197

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Succeed on the job--and in your course--and prepare for the Certified Paralegal examination with the NALA Manual. More than 100 leading authorities with a wide range of experience in legal disciplines and management have contributed to this comprehensive manual since it was introduced in 1976. Covering all the skills required of paralegals today, the updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which you can make changes, adaptations, and modifications when you encounter similar situations on the job. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wills, Trusts, and Probate Law for Paralegals

Author: Pamela S. Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132369824

Category: Law

Page: 245

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With a focus on practice and portfolio development, this book provides a detailed approach to the substantive law of estate planning and administration. It includes examples of a variety of documents and step-by-step instruction on their preparation. Each chapter includes practitioner-oriented assignments (role-playing activities, research assignments, portfolio assignments etc.) and coverage of estate planning and estate administration is balanced throughout. A separate chapter is devoted to tax law and offers a closer look at this more complicated area of the law.

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858265

Category: Law

Page: 452

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Introduction to Law for Paralegals covers not only the theory but also the practical aspects of every day legal practice. This text prepares students for the transition from classroom to courtroom, offering balanced coverage of procedural concepts along with an introduction to specific areas of the law. Features: devotion to practical applications, such as legal research, ethics, trials, and appellate issues as well as substantive legal issues, ranging from personal injury and contracts to intellectual property clear, engaging writing style emphasis on practical skill acquisition which is discussed in conjunction with substantive legal issues reader-friendly design, with marginal definitions of key terms and phrases, inset boxes that explore various concepts, and chapter features such as "Skills You Need in the Real World" and "Issues at a Glance" that encapsulate important concepts. The text also includes numerous examples, figures, tables and hypotheticals to help students understand various legal issues and make effective use of different student learning styles excellent end-of-chapter activities, with chapter summaries, review questions, discussion questions, web references, ethics discussions,suggestions for further reading, sample documents, and "personality quizzes" that help students determine what area of the law is right for them shorter length and level of material makes this text the perfect choice for Associate's level paralegal courses New to the Second Edition: new developments and new case law more in-depth coverage of substantive law areas more coverage of computer technology in the law office

Interviewing and Investigating

Essential Skills for the Legal Professional

Author: Stephen P. Parsons

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873469

Category: Law

Page: 656

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Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, 6E reflects a thorough and practical approach, for a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating, as well as in the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are used. This comprehensive text uses realistic case scenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather than memorize the skills. Led by an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice. Key Features: Summaries of newly decided cases involving attorney-client privilege and the use of social media to communicate. References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Chapters 3 and 4 revised to reflect December 2015 amendments, including: FRCP 26(c)(1)(B): cost shifting in connection with a motion for protective order during discovery FRCP 37(e): national standard for imposition of sanctions for spoliation of ESI FRCP 16(b)(3):judicial input on certain e-discovery issues at the outset of a case. References to Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)(7)(8) updated and new examples added. New section on the confrontation clause. All websites updated and new sites added. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. In updated case studies, social media plays a significant role in the characters’ lives—sometimes to their detriment. Expansion of the treatment of public records and the explanation of what state public records acts cover and how to access them. Refreshed instructor’s manual providing a sample syllabus, suggested approaches to using the various pedagogical features in the text, instructions and evaluation form for persons roleplaying as witnesses, and a complete test bank with answers.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425178

Category: Law

Page: 209

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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.