The Paralegal Professional

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9780131751903: The Paralegal Professional

Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional combines a solid introduction to the paralegal profession with a thorough introduction to law–to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to paralegal studies and the legal environment. It contains fully up-to-date and extensive coverage of technology in the law office, legal and business ethics, and diversity. A four-part organization thoroughly discusses the paralegal profession, the American legal system, substantive legal topics, and paralegal skills. For those preparing for successful careers as paralegals.

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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

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.  Other textbooks published by Professor Cheeseman by Prentice Hall Publishing are Contemporary Business and Online Commerce Law, The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce, Essential of Business and Online Commerce, and Introduction to 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 the best teacher of the year on many occasions, earning him the “Golden Apple” Teacher Award. Professor Cheeseman has also served at the Center for Excellence in Teaching at the University.  Professor Cheeseman recognizes the importance of the paralegal to the practice of law, and has co-authored this new and exciting edition of The Paralegal Professional.

 

Thomas F. Golman

Thomas F. Goldman is a Professor of Law and Management, Former Director of the Center for Legal Studies and 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 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. Appointed to the American Association for Paralegal Education Board of Directors in October 2005, and served as the Chair of the Technology Task Force initiating the Train the Trainer program.

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