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CP Study Guide and Mock Examination, 5th Edition

  • National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.
  • ISBN-10: 1285193245
  • ISBN-13: 9781285193243
  • 176 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), this trusted self-study guide helps students master the format and content of the CP Exam and prepare for certification success. The CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, Fifth Edition, includes detailed tips and proven techniques to help users sharpen their test-taking skills, as well as a series of self-tests in each exam category to provide invaluable hands-on practice. For even more thorough, realistic preparation, the guide also includes a Certifiled Paralegal mock exam and answer key, allowing users to simulate a full test experience.

Features

  • Representing more than 18,000 legal professionals, the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) created this specialized study guide to help prepare students for success on the CP certification exam.

  • Developed for and by professional paralegals, the CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, Fifth Edition, includes detailed information, useful tips, and effective techniques to help sharpen students' test-taking skills.

  • The guide includes a series of self-tests in each exam category, allowing students to gain hands-on experience with the full variety of test topics, or to focus their efforts in specific areas where they require additional practice.

  • The guide concludes with a full Certified Paralegal mock exam and answer key, allowing students to enjoy a more thorough experience by completing an entire practice examination.

About the Author

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.

Incorporated in 1975, the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) is a professional association for legal assistants. By the 1990's NALA had grown to represent over 18,000 legal assistants through its individual members, affiliated state and local associations, and certified legal assistants.

Table of Contents

Part I: MOCK EXAMINATION.
1.Certified Paralegal Examination
Study Guide and Mock Examination. Study References. The Certified Paralegal Examination. Administration. Certification Process. Advanced Paralegal Certification. Continuing Education and Recertification. Grading. Retake Policy. Eligibility Requirements. Testing Centers.
2. TAKING THE CERTIFIED PARALEGAL EXAMINATION.
When. Fees. Application Approval. Testing Times. Examination Structure.
Part II: WEEKLY STUDY PLANS.
3. Week One: Communications.
Lesson Plans. Communications--General Description. Suggested Text and References. Week One: Communications Worksheet. Interviewing Quiz. Answers to Week One: Communications Worksheet. Answers to Interviewing Quiz.
4. Week Two: Judgement and Anylical Ability.
Lesson Plan. Judgment and Analytical Ability--General Description. Suggested Text and References. Week Two: Communications Worksheet. Judgment and Analytical Ability Quiz. Exercise No. 5: Memorandum. Answers to Week Two: Communications Worksheet. Answers to Judgment and Analytical Ability Quiz. Answer to Exercise No. 5: Memorandum.
5. Week Three: Legal Research.
Lesson Plan. Legal Research--General Description. Suggested Text and References. Week Three: Communications Worksheet. Legal Research Quiz. Answers to Week Three: Communications Worksheet. Answers to Legal Research Quiz.
6. Week Four: General Law, The American Legal System.
Lesson Plan. General Law, the American Legal System--General Description. Suggested Text and References. Week Four: Communications Worksheet. General Law, the American Legal System Quiz. Answers to Week Four: Communications Worksheet. Answers to General Law, the American Legal System Quiz.
7. Week Five: Ethics.
Lesson Plan. Ethics--General Description. Suggested Text and References. Week Five: Communications Worksheet. Ethics Quiz. Answers to Week Five: Communications Worksheet. Answers to Ethics Quiz.
8. Week Six: Litigation, Criminal Law, and Administrative Law.
Lesson Plan. Litigation--General Description. Criminal Law--General Description. Administrative Law--General Description. Suggested Text and References. Week Six: Communications Worksheet. Litigation, Criminal Law, and Administrative Law Quiz. Answers to Week Six: Communications Worksheet. Answers to Litigation, Criminal Law, and Administrative Law Quiz.
9. Week Seven: Contracts, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, and Family Law.
Lesson Plan. Contracts--General Description. Bankruptcy--General Description. Real Estate--General Description. Family Law--General Description . Suggested Text and References. Week Seven: Communications Worksheet. Contracts, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, and Family Law Quiz. Answers to Week Seven: Communications Worksheet. Answers to Contracts, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, and Family Law Quiz.
10. Week Eight: Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Organizations.
Lesson Plan. Probate and Estate Planning--General Description. Business Organizations (Corporations)--General Description. Suggested Text and References. Week Eight: Communications Worksheet. Probate and Estate Planning Quiz. Business Organizations Quiz. Answers to Week Eight: Communications Worksheet. Answers to Probate and Estate Planning Quiz. Answers to Business Organizations Quiz.
11. Week Nine: Mock Examination.
Lesson Plan. Taking a Test--Helpful Hints. Prepare Yourself. Test Questions in General. True or False Questions. Multiple Choice Questions. Matching Questions. Essay Questions.
Part III: CERTIFIED PARALEGAL EXAM MOCK EXAMINATION.
12. Communications.
Interviewing.
13. Judgement and Analytical Ability.
14. Ethics.
15. Legal Research.
16. Substantive Law.
General Law. Administrative Law. Bankruptcy Law. Business Organizations. Contract Law. Criminal Law. Family Law. Litigation. Probate and Estate Planning. Real Estate Law.
17. CLA/CP Mock Examication Answer Key.
Communicaitons. Judgement and Analytical Ability. Ethics. Legal Research,
Substantive Law. Gen General Law. Administrative Law. Bankruptcy Law. Business Organizations. Contract Law. Criminal Law. Family Law. Litigation. Probate and Estate Planning. Real Estate Law.

New to this edition

  • The newly updated Fifth Edition of this trusted guide includes detailed, accurate coverage of the paralegal certification process, providing a reliable resource and reference for students and professionals pursuing formal certification.
  • The text's comprehensive exam preparation coverage includes updated examinformation, abundant study tips, and test-taking strategies to prepare students for success on current certification exams.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CP Study Guide and Mock Examination, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413852 | ISBN-13: 9781337413855)

Developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), this trusted self-study guide helps students master the format and content of the CP Exam and prepare for certification success. The CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, Fifth Edition, includes detailed tips and proven techniques to help users sharpen their test-taking skills, as well as a series of self-tests in each exam category to provide invaluable hands-on practice. For even more thorough, realistic preparation, the guide also includes a Certifiled Paralegal mock exam and answer key, allowing users to simulate a full test experience.

Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation  (ISBN-10: 1418031976 | ISBN-13: 9781418031978)

Like the exam itself, this comprehensive manual is known in the field for high standards of paralegal professionalism and excellence. This latest edition is an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) /Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. The manual first describes the CLA/CP exam in detail so that readers are well-prepared for the essential elements of the test--including aspects of grading, retake policy, eligibility requirements, preparation for the exam, group study, and taking the examination. It then delves into specific content areas of the test including legal terminology, communications, administrative law, and bankruptcy law. This third edition thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests, study tips, and overall best practices are provided to fully prepare test-takers on their way to success.

NALA Manual for Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1401883427 | ISBN-13: 9781401883423)

The NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals Fourth Edition (previously titled “The NALA Manual for Legal Assistants) is designed to serve as a quick reference guide for working legal assistants, to be used by schools as a textbook for intro courses and reference material, and to assist legal assistants preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant examination. It is a collection of proven techniques and procedures used by paralegals nationwide. The techniques described are examples of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working legal assistants. They may be used as starting points from which changes, adaptations, and modifications may be made by legal assistants in similar situations.

Student Supplements

CP Study Guide and Mock Examination, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413852 | ISBN-13: 9781337413855)

Developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), this trusted self-study guide helps you master the format and content of the CP Exams and prepare for certification success. The CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, Fifth Edition, includes detailed tips and proven techniques to help you sharpen your test-taking skills, as well as a series of self-tests in each exam category to provide invaluable hands-on practice. For even more thorough, realistic preparation, the guide also includes a Certified Paralegal mock exam and answer key, allowing you to simulate a full test experience.

Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation  (ISBN-10: 1418031976 | ISBN-13: 9781418031978)

Like the exam itself, this comprehensive manual is known in the field for high standards of paralegal professionalism and excellence. This latest edition is an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) /Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. The manual first describes the CLA/CP exam in detail so you are well-prepared for the essential elements of the test--including aspects of grading, retake policy, eligibility requirements, preparation for the exam, group study, and taking the examination. It then delves into specific content areas of the test including legal terminology, communications, administrative law, and bankruptcy law. This third edition thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests, study tips, and overall best practices are provided to fully prepare test-takers on their way to success.

NALA Manual for Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals  (ISBN-10: 1401883427 | ISBN-13: 9781401883423)

The NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals Fourth Edition (previously titled “The NALA Manual for Legal Assistants) is designed to serve as a quick reference guide for working legal assistants, to be used by schools as a textbook for intro courses and reference material, and to assist legal assistants preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant examination. It is a collection of proven techniques and procedures used by paralegals nationwide. The techniques described are examples of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working legal assistants. They may be used as starting points from which changes, adaptations, and modifications may be made by legal assistants in similar situations.