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Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skills, 7th Edition

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  • William P. Statsky
  • ISBN-10: 1435400062
  • ISBN-13: 9781435400061
  • 912 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1997, 1992
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Introduction to Paralegalism, seventh edition, explores the dynamic of working in a modern law office setting, and provides new paralegals with the hands-on skills and real-world context necessary to succeed in the field. Foremost attention is given to the rules of ethics, including rules from all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and in particular, the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow. Introduction to Paralegalism, seventh edition, also provides students important insight to the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements, applying rules to facts, interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.

Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of critical competency areas and key skills

  • Practical assignments and review questions that allow students to apply the concepts discussed in each chapter

  • Charts that help explain complex material

  • Websites on current developments in paralegalism

About the Author

William P. Statsky

William Statsky has been is a member of the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and a member of the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants. He has taught at Columbia Law School, UCLA School of Law, Antioch School of Law and Thomas Edison State College and is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals. He 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.).

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to a New Career in Law.
2: Paralegal Employment.
3: On-the-job Realities: Assertiveness Training for Paralegals.
4: The Regulation of Paralegals.
5: Attorney Ethics and Paralegal Ethics.
6: Introduction to the Legal System.
7: Introduction to Legal Analysis.
8: Legal Interviewing.
9: Investigation in a Law Office.
10: Litigation Assistantship.
11: Legal Research.
12: Legal Writing.
13: An Introduction to the Use of Computers in a Law Office.
14: Introduction to Law Office Administration.
15: Informal and Administrative Advocacy.
Appendices.
Glossary.

New to this edition

  • New CD-ROM with additional material
  • Chapter review questions at the end of every chapter
  • New charts have been added to allow ease of comparison on topics such as the different employment settings of paralegals and the variety of tests used by the court to define the practice of law

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

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435400119 | ISBN-13: 9781435400115)

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MindTap Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Statsky's Introduction to Paralegalism  (ISBN-10: 1285000625 | ISBN-13: 9781285000626)

MindTap Family Law is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285000617 | ISBN-13: 9781285000619)

MindTap Family Law is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps.

Student Supplements

Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skills (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319227 | ISBN-13: 9781111319229)
Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Paralegal Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285674197 | ISBN-13: 9781285674193)

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435400119 | ISBN-13: 9781435400115)

Improve your grades with WebTutor™ online review and test prep tools.

MindTap Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Statsky's Introduction to Paralegalism  (ISBN-10: 1285000625 | ISBN-13: 9781285000626)

MINDTAP INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative Cengage Learning content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MINDTAP INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web-apps known as "MindApps" – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience. MINDTAP INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM is an introduction to areas of law common to many legal practices as well as: Providing an overview of the role paralegals play in delivering legal services. Exploring where paralegals work, the role they play within the legal team, how law offices operate, and the ethics rules governing paralegals' actions. Focusing on critical thinking skills as they approach legal and ethical problems. Providing opportunities to practice legal research and writing skills, effective communication, and interview skills.

LMS Integrated for MindTap Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285000617 | ISBN-13: 9781285000619)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Paralegal resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 143542347X | ISBN-13: 9781435423473)

Introduction to Paralegalism, seventh edition, explores the dynamic of working in a modern law office setting, and provides new paralegals with the hands-on skills and real-world context necessary to succeed in the field. Foremost attention is given to the rules of ethics, including rules from all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and in particular, the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow. Introduction to Paralegalism, seventh edition, also provides students important insight to the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements, applying rules to facts, interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.