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NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants, 5th Edition

  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • ISBN-10: 1435400259
  • ISBN-13: 9781435400252
  • 480 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 1999, 1992
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The revised NALA Manual is a valuable reference guide for professionals and students in the legal studies field. Working paralegals will not only find it helpful as an on-the-job reference, but also beneficial when preparing for the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal examination. Paralegal programs can also use the manual as a reference for students or a textbook for capstone courses. The Manual 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. 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. The expertise and commendable dedication of these individuals has consistently produced an authoritative and reliable reference for paralegals with each updated edition.

About the Author

National Association of Legal Assistants

NALA is currently one of the top two professional paralegal organizations in the nation and is widely respected. It is very active in creating high standards for paralegals and offering continuing education to further enhance the reputation of those in the field. NALA appoints authors who are part of their organization and who are active in the paralegal profession.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM.
2. LEGAL RESEARCH.
3. ETHICS.
4. JUDGMENT AND ANALYTICAL ABILITY.
5. COMMUNICATIONS.
6. INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES.
7. INVESTIGATION.
8. PRETRIAL LITIGATION SKILLS.
9. THE PARALEGAL AND DOCUMENT DISCOVERY CASES.
10. ASSISTING AT TRIAL.
Glossary: Legal Terminology.
Appendix 1.
Appendix 2.
Appendix 3.
Appendix 4.
Appendix 5.
Index.