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Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation, 3rd Edition

  • Virginia Koerselman Newman
  • ISBN-10: 1418031976
  • ISBN-13: 9781418031978
  • 1008 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1993
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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.

Features

  • Comprehensive coverage with effective pedagogical elements and a clear writing style.

  • Follows the structure of the CLA/CP Exam with each chapter covering a different section of the exam.

  • Extensive outlines with summaries of the law, illustrative examples, sample questions with explanatory answers, and charts for review throughout the manual.

  • Timed exams and self-tests at the end of each chapter simulate questions on the actual exam.

  • Excellent study tips and test-taking strategies for effectively preparing for and taking the CLA/CP Examination.

About the Author

Virginia Koerselman Newman

Author Virginia Koerselman Newman, J.D. brings an exceptional blend of professional knowledge and teaching experience to this trusted exam preparation manual. Ms. Koerselman Newman was a successful practicing attorney for 26 years and a paralegal program director and instructor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska for 22 years. She operates VKN Law Publications near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she continues to teach as well as to write about paralegal topics both in published columns and articles. The author of several popular books on law, Ms. Koerselman Newman is also a frequently sought-out speaker at law conventions and professional seminars. She is an active member of many professional organizations. In this book Ms. Koerselman Newman combines her extensive experience as a practicing attorney with decades of teaching experience and more than 15 years of experience with the workings of a certification exam to present an unmatched overview of the paralegal certification processes.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. Communications.
2. Human Relations and Interviewing.
3. Ethics.
4. Judgment and Analytical Ability.
5. Legal Research.
6. Legal Terminology.
7. General Law.
8. Administrative Law.
9. Bankruptcy Law.
10. Business Organizations.
11. Contract Law.
12. Criminal Law.
13. Estate Planning and Probate.
14. Family Law.
15. Litigation.
16. Real Estate Law.
Self-Test Answer Key.
Bibliography.
Index.

New to this edition

  • Updated and expanded material on electronic filing and discovery, pertinent rule changes under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the bankruptcy code, modifications in estate planning laws and the Uniform Probate Code, and more.
  • Thorough updating of the law, changes in applicable rules of procedure, evidence, and ethics standards.
  • Updated self-tests at the end of each chapter simulate questions on the actual examination.

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

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants  (ISBN-10: 1435400259 | ISBN-13: 9781435400252)

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.

CLA/CP Study Guide and Mock Examination  (ISBN-10: 1435400267 | ISBN-13: 9781435400269)

Designed as a self-study tool, NALA's CLA/CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, fourth edition will help sharpen test-taking skills. This study guide offers details and tips for taking the CLA Exam, as well as a series of self-tests for each exam category. The end of the book contains a CLA mock exam with an answer key.

Student Supplements

eBook: Certified Paralegal Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CP Exam Preparation  (ISBN-10: 111193259X | ISBN-13: 9781111932596)
NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants  (ISBN-10: 1435400259 | ISBN-13: 9781435400252)

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.

CLA/CP Study Guide and Mock Examination  (ISBN-10: 1435400267 | ISBN-13: 9781435400269)

Designed as a self-study tool, NALA's CLA/CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, fourth edition will help sharpen test-taking skills. This study guide offers details and tips for taking the CLA Exam, as well as a series of self-tests for each exam category. The end of the book contains a CLA mock exam with an answer key.