Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Paralegal

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<p> In the Third Edition of <b>Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Paralegals</b>, Stephen P. Parsons has only improved this already successful text. The author’s proven, hands-on approach gives students a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating skills. </p> <p> <b>This impressive text offers the following:</b> </p> <p> • <b>a comprehensive and practical approach</b> that gives a strong foundation not just in interviewing and investigating skills, but the civil, criminal, and non-litigation context in which they are utilized </p> <p> • <b>practical emphasis</b> throughout the text that <b>demonstrates how to “learn by doing”</b> and teaches the critical connection between law and fact, how to engage in effective analysis, and the essentials of good communication skills </p> <p> • <b>well-crafted pedagogy</b> that provides varied and realistic materials through which the student applies the principles studied. Illustrations, examples, hypotheticals, and <b>"Learn by Doing"</b> exercises are included in every chapter </p> <p> • <b>examples</b> drawn from a variety of both civil and criminal, litigation and non-litigation scenarios </p> <p> • strong <b>emphasis on ethical and professional standards</b> expected of the paralegal </p> <p> • <b>four case studies</b> designed to be used with the <b>“Learn by Doing”</b> exercises in each chapter and provide realistic scenarios for applying the concepts </p> <p> • <b>excellent appendices</b> that provide resources for students, including extensive information on on-line resources for investigators </p> <p> • <b>flexible organization</b> that allows instructors to pick and choose which materials they would like to cover, depending on the configuration of their course </p> <p> <b>The book is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructor’s Manual featuring:</b> </p> <p> • sample <b>syllabi</b> including suggested sequencing of text for use as either a one or two semester course </p> <p> • <b>suggested approaches to teaching the material</b> including suggestions regarding how best to use the numerous different features in the text </p> <p> • helpful <b>tips on how to best utilize the case studies,</b> including character descriptions and instructions for role-playing </p> <p> • a suggested <b>evaluation form</b> to use in evaluating student interviewers </p> <p> • a <b>Test Bank</b> of exam questions for each chapter of the text Exciting new revisions to this Third Edition: </p> <p> • <b>completely updated</b> — text material, illustrations, examples, learn-by-doing exercises, and case studies all reviewed and updated </p> <p> • <b>new material related to electronic discovery (e-discovery)</b> including references to the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that went into effect in December, 2006 </p> <p> • <b>Resources for the Investigator (Appendix E)—has been completely updated to focus more on Web</b> resources and now includes a comprehensive list of resources for e-discovery </p> <p> The flexible format and extensive materials allow this text to be adapted to a variety of course structures. This versatile book is easily tailored to fit the instructor’s specific needs. Students will build a strong foundation in both theory and skills through this accessible and appealing text that effectively combines textual explanations with practical applications. </p> <p> An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at <a href="http://www.aspenlawschool.com/parsons3 " target="_blank"> http://www.aspenlawschool.com/parsons3</a> </p> <p> </p>

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