The Paralegal Professional

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For courses in Paralegal (Introduction), Legal Concepts for Paralegals, and Introduction to Law. 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 four-color presentation gives instructors and students an enjoyable, comprehensive introduction to paralegal studies and the legal environment. The 2-books-1-format prepares students with all the legal knowledge and job skills they need to succeed. With fully up-to-date and extensive coverage of technology in the law office, legal and business ethics, and diversity The Paralegal Professional is designed to help prepare students for successful careers as paralegals. A complete package of student and instructor supplementary materials is available with the text.

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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. 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.

  • Full chapters on each area of Substantive Law
  • Numerous examples of both Brief and Full Cases
  • Integrated coverage of Diversity
  • 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.
  • Contemporary Perspective boxes include Articles, Interviews, and Essays about the critical issues that impact careers.
  • Appendices offer guidelines for Case Briefing and for Ethical Obligations.

QUICK REFERENCE

Every feature is designed for quick reference by professionals and study review for learners.

  • 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 onLatin 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.

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About the Author:

Henry R. Cheeseman is an award-winning author of several business law textbooks published by Prentice Hall publishing, including the definitive, highly-regarded Business Law. He has earned six degrees, including a Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law, an LLM degree from Boston University, and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago. Professor Cheeseman is a clinical professor of law and the Director of Legal Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Students there voted him best teacher of the year, earning him the "Golden Apple" Teacher Award. Professor Cheeseman recognizes the importance of the paralegal to the practice of law, and has joined with Thomas Goldman to write this new and exciting introduction to paralegal studies.

Thomas F. Goldman is a Professor of Law and Management, Director of the Center for Legal Studies, and Director of the Paralegal Studies Program at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania. An accounting and economics graduate of Boston University and of Temple University School of Law, Professor Goldman now has an active international law, technology law, and litigation practice. He has worked extensively with paralegals and received the award of the Legal Support Staff Guild. He was elected the Legal Secretaries Association Boss of the Year for his contribution to cooperative education by encouraging the use of paralegals and legal assistants in law offices. He also received the Bucks County Community College Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award. He has been an educational consultant on technology to major corporations and a frequent speaker and lecturer on educational, legal, and technology issues.

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