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Civil Interviewing and Investigation

Civil Interviewing and Investigation Author Cynthia Bandry Schroeder
ISBN-10 0766802442
Release 1999
Pages 444
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Using case studies based on actual events and investigations, the reader learns practical applications of investigative techniques and strategies and interviewing methods for all areas of litigation. The materials were developed using investigations performed, Federal Statues and rules, practical application of paralegal work ethics and responsibilities, and a law school text.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERComputerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-7668-1772-5Instructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-0245-0



Interviewing and Investigation for Paralegals

Interviewing and Investigation for Paralegals Author Ann M. Dobmeyer
ISBN-10 1567066402
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 290
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With a distinctly student-friendly voice, this new text provides a succinct overview of the interviewing and investigation process -- focusing on the key issues paralegals need to know in practice. the practical approach of the book uses realistic case scenarios to show interviewing and investigation skills in context, and draws from criminal as well as civil cases.The helpful pedagogy of the book includes:key termspractice tipsreview exercisesin-depth chapter exercisesglossary and bibliography.Users will also find:charts and exhibits throughout the book supplying them with the tools to help structure their interviews and investigations in practicecoverage of using the Internet to help in investigationextensive appendices which provide a variety of resources to help in the investigation and interviewing process, including a sample case investigation file; sample client letters; selective excerpts from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures and the Federal Rules of Evidence.The text is divided into three major sections:Overview of Litigation Process, including rules of procedure, evidence and ethics discussed in the context of the interviewing and investigating processBasics of Interviewing, including how to ask questions, how to listen to determine whether questions are answered, how to diffuse the angry of hostile person, and how appearance and tone can influence the interview, and how to interview children and those form different cultures, as well as how to preserve information gathered through interviewsInvestigation Process, including how to plan and organize an investigation and complete sources for finding people and finding information



Interviewing and Investigating

Interviewing and Investigating Author Stephen P. Parsons
ISBN-10 9781454873464
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 656
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Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, 6E 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 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. Key Features: Summaries of newly decided cases involving attorney-client privilege and the use of social media to communicate. References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Chapters 3 and 4 revised to reflect December 2015 amendments, including: FRCP 26(c)(1)(B): cost shifting in connection with a motion for protective order during discovery FRCP 37(e): national standard for imposition of sanctions for spoliation of ESI FRCP 16(b)(3):judicial input on certain e-discovery issues at the outset of a case. References to Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)(7)(8) updated and new examples added. New section on the confrontation clause. All websites updated and new sites added. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. In updated case studies, social media plays a significant role in the characters’ lives—sometimes to their detriment. Expansion of the treatment of public records and the explanation of what state public records acts cover and how to access them. Refreshed instructor’s manual providing a sample syllabus, suggested approaches to using the various pedagogical features in the text, instructions and evaluation form for persons roleplaying as witnesses, and a complete test bank with answers.



Interviewing and Investigating Essential Skills for the Paralegal

Interviewing and Investigating   Essential Skills for the Paralegal Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467290210
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 27
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Interviewing and Investigating , Essential Skills for the Paralegal. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



Discovery

Discovery Author Michael A. Pener
ISBN-10 0929563433
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 360
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This is one of the most thorough and comprehensive explorations of factual research—its gathering and preliminary processing in the legal setting. In addition to chapters on how to use critical sources of information, Pener includes unique concepts on communication techniques and their significant psychosocial aspects. Discovery in Today's Law Practice. The Nature of Evidence and Its Place in Discovery. Legal Theories and Fact Analysis. Identification of Parties, Entities, and Property Interests. Communication Techniques. Client Communications. Investigating the Case: Witnesses. Investigating the Case: Documentary and Physical Evidence. Investigating the Case: Public and Private Records. Sources of Information. Service of Summons and Complaint and Subpoenas. For Paralegals.



A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Practical Introduction to Paralegal Studies Author Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN-10 9780735569478
Release 2008-10
Pages 452
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* COMPANION WEBSITE www.aspenparalegaled.com/bouchoux_practicalintro2 ( Contact your Aspen Representative for more information about these resources.) Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, respected author Deborah E. Bouchoux offers this thorough exploration of the entire paralegal profession, as well as a specific inventory of what students will be expected to know, and the tasks they will be expected to perform, as working paralegals in law office and other legal environments. This concise yet thorough orientation to the work of the paralegal provides : practical guidance for transferring and applying classroom lessons to the law office environment logical three-section organization: making connections between study skills, the paralegal profession, and the American legal system connecting paralegal research, analysis, and writing to the tasks of interviewing and investigations looking at the tasks of the working paralegal, different types of law practice, the law office environment, strategies for career development (including resume preparation, job interview preparation, and job resignations), and techniques for succeeding in the workplace topical coverage that closely adheres to the nature of paralegal work: effective ways to improve note taking how to respond to ethical misconduct in the workplace common blunders when using e-mail cultivating listening skills best practices for timekeeping and billing pedagogical devices that enhance learning, such as chapter overviews, key terms, marginal definitions, website references, case illustrations, practice tips, and chapter summaries research task exercises and Internet-based exercises in each chapter that mirror those performed by the working paralegal comprehensive teaching package that includes: Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi, chapter outlines, answers to all end-of-chapter discussion and research questions, additional practice exercises Test Bank with more than 400 questions PowerPoint slides Updated throughout, with new Case Illustrations, Discussion Questions, and Internet Closing Argument Assignments, the Second Edition offers: an overview of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production of electronically stored information discussion of class action suits and multidistrict litigation a review of new electronic tools used in law firms discussion of cutting-edge topics, such as electronically existing metadata and its implications for attorney-client privilege, and whether legal blawgs constitute advertising a fresh look at professional appearance, demeanor, and etiquette in the workplace new and updated information on salary trends, popular paralegal fields, billable hour requirements, and more Emphasizing practical skills and the role of the paralegal, Deborah E. Bouchoux shines a light on the paralegal profession by showing students what paralegals actually do. *Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or [email protected]



Trial Prep for Paralegals

Trial Prep for Paralegals Author Michael L. Coyne
ISBN-10 9781632820532
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 223
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Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples. Finally, the book stresses the importance of communication and working well with attorneys, clients, courts, and others.



Legal interviewing for paralegals

Legal interviewing for paralegals Author William P. Statsky
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105062979153
Release 1973
Pages 62
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Legal interviewing for paralegals has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Legal interviewing for paralegals also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Legal interviewing for paralegals book for free.



Introduction to Paralegalism Perspectives Problems and Skills

Introduction to Paralegalism  Perspectives  Problems and Skills Author William P. Statsky
ISBN-10 9781305686298
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 928
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Paralegal Professional

The Paralegal Professional Author Henry R. Cheeseman
ISBN-10 0130264253
Release 2002-12-01
Pages 742
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Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional combines a solid introduction to the paralegal profession with a thorough introduction to law. The 2-books-in-1 format prepares students with the substantive and procedural legal knowledge that they need to succeed. This is the fully, up-to-date and extensive coverage of technology in the law office, legal and business ethics. International perspectives, and diversity prepares students for today's work environment. Two-books-in-one career guidance + the law. This critical combination is designed to enhance the teaching structure of the course with full chapters on each area of Substantive Law; numerous examples of both Brief and Full Cases; integrated coverage of Diversity; and legal applications for Technology tools in the law office. Professionalism for every kind of learner concepts are presented in a manner appealing to both new and returning students. Both Legal and Business Ethics demonstrate the connection between two worlds. Ethics Questions in every chapter provide the opportunity to strengthen reasoning. the critical issues that impact careers. Appendices offer guidelines for Case Briefing and for Ethical Obligations. In Quick Reference, every feature is designed for quick reference by professionals and study review for learners. It has marginal references to related Websites, checklists for Career Guidance and for Procedures, reference Appendices on U.S. Constitution, Spanish/English Legal Terms, Internet Resources, and How to Study internal guide on Latin Terms. The entire program is backed by digital and print course supplements that support distance learning and lifelong skills. These include a complete Online Course and a time-limited version of LexBrief legal briefing software and the Lexiverse Legal Dictionary.



NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants A General Skills Litigation Guide for Today s Professionals

NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants  A General Skills   Litigation Guide for Today s Professionals Author National Association of Legal Assistants
ISBN-10 9781305176195
Release 2014-02-07
Pages 480
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Succeed on the job--and in your course--and prepare for the Certified Paralegal examination with the NALA Manual. 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. Covering all the skills required of paralegals today, the updated manual includes a collection of successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working paralegals nationwide.These proven techniques and procedures can be used as starting points from which you can make changes, adaptations, and modifications when you encounter similar situations on the job. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal

Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal Author Edward C. Carter
ISBN-10 9781454873525
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 672
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Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal, Second Edition, offers assignments that mirror the work of the paralegal and cover local, state, and federal criminal cases. Students can gain practice and confidence doing the kind of work that a defense attorney, prosecutor, or law enforcement agency expects from a paralegal. Working with the various types of cases presented in this book familiarizes students with the role of the paralegal in the process of investigation, prosecution, and defense in criminal cases. The second edition has been updated to include more than three dozen new legal decisions, new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause, and the addition of six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida. Key Features: Updates include more than three dozen new legal decisions. Updated and expanded Chapters 6 and 7 with new coverage of legislative jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment due process clause. Six new cases including United States v. Vilar and Hurst v. Florida ¦ A sensible, four-part organization: Introduction to the criminal justice system The distinction between criminal law and criminal procedure Criminal law Criminal procedure ¦ Realistic assignments, in which students draft indictments, memos, grand jury subpoenas, and jury instructions using hypothetical memos, investigative reports, and interviews as source material ¦ Clear explanations of the basic elements of all criminal offenses ¦ An accessible system of analyzing the legal nature of any criminal offense ¦ An integrated treatment of white-collar crime ¦ Broad coverage of a wide range of criminal investigations, from police investigations to administrative and grand jury investigation



Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Introduction to Paralegal Studies Author Katherine A. Currier
ISBN-10 9781454888000
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 656
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Comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course. Introduction to Paralegal Studies, Sixth Edition combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach used to introduce students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. The text is divided into four parts, reflecting the topics addressed in an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World.



Paralegal Procedures and Practices

Paralegal Procedures and Practices Author Scott A. Hatch (J.D.)
ISBN-10 0314013482
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 114
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This supplement can be used with any introduction to paralegalism text. It gives students opportunities to practice with techniques like qualifying evidence, interviewing clients, drafting documents, preparing resumes, and more. Many hypothetical scenarios apply concepts to real-life situations.



The Litigation Paralegal A Systems Approach

The Litigation Paralegal  A Systems Approach Author James W. H. McCord
ISBN-10 9781285857152
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 608
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Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with THE LITIGATION PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, SIXTH EDITION. Combining theories and principles of law with practical skills, this engaging, highly visual text includes numerous forms, checklists, and online resources in the context of the law office. The book covers the latest electronic discovery issues and the associated ethical and practical responsibilities of the paralegal. It also includes a wide range of new and updated cases, practical tips, assignments, key terms, and study questions to help you master the content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals

Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals Author Anne Adams
ISBN-10 9780735577732
Release 2009-06-18
Pages 362
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This clear and up-to-date introduction to Administrative Law, written specifically for the paralegal, is a straightforward text that explains how administrative agencies are created, how they are structured, and how they function. Classroom tested through three editions, Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition, offers not only a grounding in the basics of Administrative Law but practical advice for employment opportunities for paralegals in the field. Among the features that make this text such a reliable resource: * thorough topical coverage -- from how administrative agencies are created to agency discretion, rules and regulations, clients' rights, investigations, informal and formal proceedings, and judicial review * numerous visual aids and learning tools -- such as charts and figures, examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and review questions * end-of-chapter exercises and resources -- including crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and lists of useful websites * an electronic workbook on CD bound into the book -- providing ample opportunity for practice * a chapter dedicated to paralegal skills and careers -- delving into career opportunities for paralegals in both the private and public sectors New to the Fourth Edition: * the electronic workbook has been thoroughly updated and offers research exercises and guidance for accessing laws, rules, and agencies online * the "Paralegal Practice" boxes contain new topics, including retirement and immigration law * updated forms This current, affordable text, directed exclusively at the paralegal, is an excellent choice for teaching your students the fundamentals of Administrative Law as well as providing them with a realistic, practical look at career opportunities.



Paralegal Career For Dummies

Paralegal Career For Dummies Author Scott A. Hatch
ISBN-10 1118052978
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 384
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Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.