Best Paralegals & Paralegalism Books
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1. Federal Rules of Evidence; 2021 Edition: With Internal Cross-References
Author: by Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.
A handy pocket version of the Federal Rules of Evidence (5″ x 8″), as amended through January 1, 2021. A Perfect quick reference for your desk or briefcase, for both attorneys and law school students. Incudes internal rules cross-references for ease of use. Perfect as a supplement for any casebook.
Contents:Article 1; General Provisions Article 2; Judicial Notice Article 3; Presumptions in Civil Cases Article 4; Relevance and its Limits Article 5; Privileges Article 6; Witnesses Article 7; Opinions and Expert Testimony Article 8; Hearsay Article 9; Authentication and Identification Article 10; Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs Article 11; Miscellaneous Rules
2. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; 2021 Edition: With Statutory Supplement
Author: by Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.
A concise and comprehensive edition of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and related selected statutes for quick reference. Updated through January 1, 2021. Perfect for your briefcase or desk and a great format for the attorney or law school student who simply needs to refer to the rules.
Supplement for all casebooks. Contents:Federal Rules of Civil ProcedureTitle I. Scope of rules; form of actionTitle II. Commencing an action; service of process, pleadings, motions, and ordersTitle III. Pleadings and motionsTitle IV.PartiesTitle V. Disclosures and discoveryTitle VI.TrialsTitle VII.JudgmentTitle VIII.
Provisional and final remediesTitle IX. Special proceedingsTitle X. District courts and clerks: conducting business; issuing ordersTitle XI. General provisionsTitle XII. Appendix of forms (abrogated)Title XIII. Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture ActionsStatutory Supplement28 USC Chapter 85District Courts; Jurisdiction28 USC Chapter 87District Courts; Venue28 USC Chapter 91District Courts; Removal of Cases from State Courts
3. Paralegal Career For Dummies
Author: by Scott A. Hatch
Your career as a top-notch paralegal starts here The demand for paralegal professionals is exploding, and Paralegal Career For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains the skills and requirements needed to pursue this rewarding career. Inside, you’ll discover the ins and outs of paralegal skills, from preparing documents and performing legal research to obtaining certification, job hunting, and understanding legal concepts.
Use this hands-on guide to help in your career considerations, bolster your paralegal training, or as an everyday on-the-job reference. Paralegal Career For Dummies will be your trusty assistant through all phases of your life as a paralegal, taking you forward with tips on networking and joining professional organizations that will enhance your career.
Discover the job skills required for success as a paralegal Learn important legal concepts you’ll need on the job Access forms, templates, and examples on the companion website Develop strategies to manage time and advance your career Complete with a companion website containing a wealth of valuable information, this book covers everything you need to become a top-notch paralegal.
4. Basic Contract Law for Paralegals (Aspen Paralegal)
Author: by Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts coursefrom offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies.
An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law.
Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.
5. Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; 2021 Edition
Author: by Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.
A concise and comprehensive edition of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure for quick reference. Updated through January 1, 2021. Perfect for your briefcase or desk and a great format for the attorney or law school student who simply needs to refer to the rules.
A perfect supplement for any casebook. Contents:Title I ApplicabilityTitle II Preliminary ProceedingsTitle III The Grand Jury, the Indictment, and the InformationTitle IV The Arraignment and Preparation for TrialTitle V VenueTitle VI TrialTitle VII Post-Conviction ProceduresTitle VIII Supplementary and Special ProceedingsTitle IX General Provisions
6. Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals (Aspen Paralegal)
Author: by Deborah E. Bouchoux
Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals emphasizes the skills and issues that paralegals encounter in practice. Thoroughly up-to-date, the Ninth Edition continues to combine clear text with visual aids, writing samples, tips, and pointers. Designed specifically for paralegal students, Deborah Bouchoux s classroom-tested approach teaches cutting-edge research skills, writing style, and proper citation form to equip students with an essential skill set and well-founded confidence.
The author s logical and comprehensive approach enhances students understanding. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discusses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legal Writing. In addition, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes.
Thorough coverage of electronic research includes chapters on both internet research and fee-based services. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and the process of updating/validating legal authorities. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum.
7. Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skills
Author: by William P. Statsky
Master the hands-on skills you’ll need to succeed in a modern law office with INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM, 8e. 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.
Packed with real-life insights and real-world examples,the text helps you understand the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow and covers the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations.
8. Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals (Aspen Paralegal Series)
Author: by Deborah E. Bouchoux
This is a revision of noted author Deborah Bouchoux’s market-leading legal research and writing text for paralegal students. This clear, well-organized text is designed specifically for paralegal students, offering a comprehensive overview of research and writing skills, reinforced by illustrations and exercises.
Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discuses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legaal Writing. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum, though throughout the book, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes.
In addition, there is thorough coverage of electronic research, including a chapter on internet research as well as fee-based services such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw. Additional tips on how to effectively use electronic resources are also included throughout the text.
Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and updating/validating legal authorities.
9. Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach (Aspen Paralegal)
Author: by Katherine A. Currier
Balancing practice and theory, Introduction to Law for Paralegals: A Critical Thinking Approach offers a well-rounded introduction to law and the American legal system. Currier, Eimermann, and Campbells thoughtfully revised seventh edition offers comprehensive coverage combined with interesting topics, timely cases, and effective pedagogy.
Through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions, the authors engage students in the process of critical thinking and analysis. New to the Seventh Edition: Updated with changes in the law, new NetNotes and Web Exercises, and additional Discussion Questions and Legal Reasoning Exercises New case excerpts on trademark issues and the constitutionality of the disparagement clause (Ch.
13); same-sex marriage, paternity, and custody disputes (Ch. 15); inducement to commit suicide (Ch. 16); and cell phone privacy (Ch. 17) Revised chapter on Ethics, including revisions to the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, a discussion and comparison of rules of conduct and ethical rules, the addition of notary public law, and a new ethics alert regarding client confidentiality Discussion of defamation in the era of digital media and the Communication Decency Act of 1996, contemporary torts in the digital age, and reference to the MeToo movement in Chapter 11 on Torts New co-author, Marisa Campbell, brings her extensive experience in the paralegal field to the book Professors and students will benefit from: Clear and effective organizationthe text is divided into three parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course: Part I, Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II, Finding and Analyzing the Law; and Part III, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law A critical thinking approach that introduces students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through discussion questions and legal reasoning exercises Text that is readable without talking down to studentsthe structure of chapters ensures that students understand and learn the material Comprehensive coverage of key legal concepts Effective and thoughtful pedagogy throughout, with chapter objectives, ethics alerts, marginal definitions, internet references, and review questions Helpful appendices, including Fundamentals of Good Writing and Basics of Citation Form
10. Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach (Aspen College)
Author: by Laurel A. Vietzen
The activities-based approach of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals builds valuable contract management skills. Numerous assignments that mirror the work of an actual paralegal teach students to read, draft, and implement contracts, as well as to research and apply local law.
Ideal for both the classroom and online courses, this book combines contracts and applied legal research for paralegals. Accessible explanations of doctrine and principles prepare students to tackle assignments based on state-specific laws and procedures. Features: New and updated examples and assignments throughout the text NEW Career Corner features that connect material in the text to developing a successful career as a paralegal Straightforward overviews of basic contract law A consistent emphasis on state-specific law and procedures Internet research assignments that exemplify legal research performed by paralegals Case discussion assignments that extend case analysis beyond the classroom Discussion of ethics integrated throughout the text A flexible organization that adapts to a variety of course credits, teaching goals, and media formats Specially designed Learning Objectives that clearly outline each chapter’s main goals A convenient glossary of terms for quick reference A companion website with a number of handy interactive elements NEW Self-tests that allow students to monitor their progress
11. Paralegal Today: The Essentials
Author: by Roger LeRoy Miller
Designed for anyone considering a career as a paralegal, the 7th edition of PARALEGAL TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the legal system through real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, and hands-on assignments. With thorough coverage of the basic, key areas of paralegal studies, this text ensures that you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in the legal environment.
The text includes increased coverage of technology in the workplace, including critical topics such as confidentiality issues, e-mail policies, technology in the courtroom, and the use of social media in criminal and civil litigation.
Criminal Law and Procedure
Author: by Daniel E. Hall
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, 7th edition delivers extensive coverage of every aspect of the law and details the duties a paralegal is expected to perform when working within criminal law. High-level, comprehensive coverage is combined with cutting-edge developments, foundational concepts, and emerging trends, such as terrorism, treason, and national security crimes; cyber stalking; virtual child pornography; corporate crime, racial profiling, and more.
Case excerpts help you develop your case analysis skills, while a variety of built-in learning aids sharpen your problem solving and analytical skills.
13. Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals (Aspen Paralegal)
Author: by Marlene A. Maerowitz
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.
14. Paralegal Series Interviewing and Investigating: Essentials Skills for the Legal Professional
Author: by Stephen P. Parsons
Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, Seventh Edition, 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 Stephen P. Parsons, 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.
New to the Seventh Edition: Updated and additional websites New and freshened Examples, Hypotheticals, LBDs and Sleuth on the Loose features More in-depth coverage on how to locate and obtain medical, educational, and employment records References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure reflecting the latest amendments Summaries of newly decided cases dealing with ESI issues including spoliation and proportionality raised by the recent amendments to FRCP 26(c)(1)(B), 37(e) and 16(b)(3) Updated coverage of the Federal Rules of Evidence, including newly amended FRE 902(13) regarding self-authentication of electronic records and 803(16) regarding ancient records Discussions of the latest developments in online social networking and technology including smart phones, social networking, and constant Internet as well as the role of public and private surveillance cameras and surveillance drones Professors and students will benefit from: A dynamic pedagogy, including hypotheticals, Learn by Doing exercises, chapter summaries, and basic review questions in every chapter Examples from civil, criminal, litigation, and non-litigation scenarios Emphasis on ethical and professional standards, integrated throughout the text and focused on in a chapter devoted to ethical issues Four realistic cases for analysis and use in the Learn by Doing exerciseshomicide, personal injury, domestic relations, and a real estate development project
15. Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work
Author: by Roger LeRoy Miller
Succeed in your course and your career as a paralegal with PARALEGAL TODAY: THE LEGAL TEAM AT WORK. This updated Seventh Edition shows you how current technology and social media tools are used in practice, while helping you develop an understanding of the laws in our society, the importance of ethical and professional responsibility, and the skills needed to thrive in today’s legal landscape.
Real-world examples, practical applications, ethical dilemmas, hands-on assignments, and an entire chapter on paralegal careers (with salary information) prepare you to meet the challenges of today’s paralegal working landscape.
16. Torts and Personal Injury Law
Author: by Cathy Okrent
Taking a case approach, this proven book provides an accessible overview of tort law for paralegals who work on personal injury matters. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. In addition, over 75 annotated cases featuring hot button issues give readers an opportunity to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job.
Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. Now fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on negligence, new content, and new chapter-opening features titled “The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them.” Each of these unique vignettes illustrates a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened.