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The Complete Paralegal Certification Handbook 5th Edition

Prepare for success on any of the top three paralegal certification exams with the only comprehensive review handbook specifically designed to help new or experienced paralegal professionals earn certification. Koerselman Newman's THE COMPLETE PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK, 5E equips you to take certification exams from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), National Association of Legal Secretaries and Legal Professionals (NALS), or National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). You learn from an experienced author and attorney who applies years of teaching and professional experience to help you achieve certification goals. New side-by-side comparisons present areas of paralegal practice that are tested with details of eligibility, application and testing requirements, and essential content for each exam. Three new chapters focus on the latest developments in interviewing, estate planning and probate, and tort law. New examples, outlines, practice tests, and testing tips help refine your skills for certification testing and career success. Read More

Virginia Koerselman Newman

©2021

Family Law 7th Edition

In the midst of exclamatory headlines, such as "Son Sues to Divorce His Mother," "Surrogate Mother Refuses to Turn Over Baby" and "Facebook Divorces on the Rise," Statsky's FAMILY LAW, 7E helps you find an accurate picture of the state of family law today and your role, as a paralegal, within it. You examine issues truly impacting family law, such as no-fault divorce, the women’s movement, and the impact of science and technology on concepts of parentage. Engaging changes, such as new mechanisms for pursuing parents not paying child support and the court's support of unmarried fathers seeking to undo their children's adoptions, keep you reading as you learn. In addition to presenting fundamental principles of family law and current nationwide legal practices, this edition provides state-specific assignments for applying family law in your local area. Legal analysis exercises, real forms, documents and cases further prepare you to work with the actual tools and processes family law professionals use today. Read More

William P. Statsky

©2021

Practical Real Estate Law 8th Edition

Learn the role of today's real estate paralegal as you examine the intricacies of real estate law and transactions in Hinkel's PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 8E. Ideal for studying real estate practice and as an on-the-job reference, this comprehensive resource clearly explains the complexities of contemporary real estate law and legal principles using practical applications, case examples and the latest real estate legal forms. Updates detail the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate legal principles in action. New case problems and assignments provide practice in reading and analyzing material. Meaningful discussions, checklists and illustrated forms guide you through real estate practice while emphasizing ethics. You examine all areas of transactional real estate--from contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance related to residential and commercial processes in the United States. Read More

Daniel F. Hinkel

©2021

Introduction To Law 7th Edition

Discover an appreciation for today's law as you learn how law affects virtually every facet of modern life and society with Walston-Dunham's best-selling INTRODUCTION TO LAW, 7E. You begin with a detailed look at the organization of the U.S. system of government. This edition's timely, clear presentation guides you through each of the primary substantive areas of law as you complete realistic assignments, examine relevant ethical issues and review easy-to-understand judicial opinions that reinforce the topics within each chapter. From fundamental concepts to emerging legal topics, INTRODUCTION TO LAW, and accompanying print and digital MindTap resources, help you thoroughly understand legal terminology, principles of law and key cases that are impacting society -- and so many professions -- today. Read More

Beth Walston-Dunham, J.D.

©2020

Civil Litigation 8th Edition

Succeed in your role as a paralegal with the help of Kerley/Hames/Sukys' CIVIL LITIGATION, 8E. Practical, easy-to-understand and thoroughly up-to-date, this proven book helps you grasp the details of today's litigation practice. You examine the litigation process in a range of contexts as the book demonstrates the relationship of litigation to other legal specialties. Each chapter includes exercises focusing on two single cases. This approach gives you the opportunity to work the cases from beginning to end, simulating an actual job experience. The book highlights sample documents, such as complaints, answers, interrogatories and deposition summaries, to familiarize you with real documents you will encounter in today's litigation law office. Trust CIVIL LITIGATION for a full understanding of contemporary litigation practices. Read More

Peggy Kerley| Joanne Banker Hames| Paul Sukys

©2020

Using Computers In The Law Office 8th Edition

Equip yourself for career success with this bestselling guide, which explores how computers can make paralegals and legal professionals more productive on the job. USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, Eighth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of computer concepts, including the latest versions of common programs like Microsoft® Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®, and specialized applications such as CaseMap®, Clio®, HotDocs®, TimeMap®, and TrialDirector®. With a clear and engaging writing style, real-life examples, helpful tutorials, ethical considerations, and detailed hands-on exercises to help you apply what you learn to realistic professional tasks, this proven resource will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today’s legal organizations. Read More

Matthew S.Cornick, J.D.

©2019

Legal Research, Analysis, And Writing 4th Edition

Be the “go to” paralegal at your firm with the fourth edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING! This book shows you how to conduct reliable legal research, analyze the results, and write clear memoranda and other legal documents that are on-point and well supported. In addition to an easy-to-read format, this student favorite offers hypothetical scenarios, examples, and exercises that clarify the important work paralegals do every day to help law offices and legal departments run smoothly. Of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates, with special attention to the electronic legal research tools common today. And, to add to your success, optional MindTap tools cater to your personal learning style with interactive quizzing, flashcards, and practice assignments that help you build momentum and confidence quickly. Read More

William H. Putman, JD| Jennifer R. Albright, JD

©2018

Intellectual Property 5th Edition

Master the complexities of modern intellectual property law with this comprehensive, reader-friendly text! Throughout the book, you’ll find sample agreements, forms, checklists of paralegal tasks, statutes, realistic case studies, and excerpts of real cases involving interesting issues (such as the copyright ability of the Batmobile, tattoos) that will help you prepare for a successful career as a paralegal. Read More

Deborah E. Bouchoux, Esq.

©2018

Paralegal Today 7th Edition

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. Read More

Roger LeRoy Miller| Mary Meinzinger

©2017

Practical Law Office Management 4th Edition

Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with PRACTICAL LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition. This hands-on text provides easy-to-understand coverage of day-to-day law office management topics, including client relations and communication skills; legal fees, timekeeping, and billing; client trust funds and law office accounting; calendaring, docket control, and case management; legal marketing; and file and law library management. Included with the text is Clio’s Boutique Plan cloud-based software that provides detailed, step-by-step tutorials and an opportunity to learn computer software as it applies to the law office environment. Throughout the text up-to-date forms, charts, and checklists illustrate important forms relating to paralegals in the law office, and hands-on exercises help you master key skills and concepts you’ll need on the job. Read More

Cynthia Traina Donnes

©2017

Paralegal Today 7th Edition

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. Read More

Roger LeRoy Miller| Mary Meinzinger

©2017

Wills, Trusts, And Estate Administration 8th Edition

Succeed in your course and your paralegal career with WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, 8th Edition. This easy-to-understand text introduces the basics of estate planning and bequeathing property to others through wills and trusts, along with the laws and procedures involved, including the Uniform Probate Code. Packed with engaging, highly visual content enhanced by detailed exhibits and a writing style free of confusing legalese, the 8th Edition provides up-to-date coverage of relevant laws, court procedures, cases, tax implications, ethical considerations, and the roles paralegals and other professionals play in the process. Throughout the text, user-friendly case summaries, state-specific examples, practical assignments, detailed documents, and real-life contemporary issues prepare you for success as a paralegal in this important area of law. Read More

Dennis R. Hower| Janis Walter| Emma Wright

©2017

Practical Law Office Management (Book Only) 4th Edition

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Traina Donnes

©2017

Foundations Of Law 6th Edition

Succeed in the course and your future studies with the concise, easy-to-understand coverage of FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY, AND ETHICS, 6E. This proven text features an accessible overview of American law and its legal system, over 70 excerpted judicial opinions that illustrate basic themes, and instructive case studies that challenge you to apply concepts to difficult scenarios. To help you master key concepts, the book is filled with learning aids, including chapter-opening learning objectives, chapter review questions, critical thinking questions, and cyber exercises. Read More

Ransford C. Pyle| Carol M. Bast

©2017

The Litigation Paralegal 6th Edition

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. Read More

James W. H. McCord, J.D.| Pamela Tepper

©2017

Tort Law 6th Edition

Prepare for your future career with TORT LAW, Sixth Edition. Engaging and easy-to-read, this practical book helps you develop the principles of tort law you need for a successful career as a paralegal. The book provides cases, hypothetical situations, and internet references to help you build skills, apply concepts, and stay up-to-date on exciting developments in tort law. "Practice Pointers" and "Practical Ponderables" introduce you to such skills as drafting pleadings, preparing medical authorization requests, documenting damages, drafting jury instructions, and assembling trial exhibits. Read More

J. Stanley Edwards, J.D.

©2016

Essentials Of Contract Law 2nd Edition

Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with ESSENTIALS OF CONTRACT LAW, Second Edition. Presenting the law of contracts in an understandable and organized manner, the book's effective "road map" approach to contracts helps you master the details of contract formation, determining the applicable law, unenforceable contracts and breach of contract. In addition, the author separately addresses the impact of Article 2 of the UCC, federal preemption, and the UN's Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Cutting through excess verbiage and outdated doctrine, the book develops each rule of law by presenting theory, illustrating it with an example, and providing a "problem" to give you hands-on practice. Read More

Martin A. Frey

©2016

NALA Manual For Paralegals And Legal Assistants 6th Edition

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. Read More

National Association of Legal Assistants

©2015

The Law Of Contracts And The Uniform Commercial Code 3rd Edition

THE LAW OF CONTRACTS AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, 3e, covers all the important features of common law contracts, as well as Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code in a practical, understandable, and realistic manner. Real cases demonstrate how the concepts in each chapter are applied, and the fact pattern is used throughout the chapter to demonstrate how contracts and their concepts affect our daily lives, often with unusual results. Using a fluid and interesting writing style, the author reduces contract law to its basic components and provides examples that build on other examples. Chapter summaries, review questions, exercises, a running glossary, and--new to this edition--learning objectives help your students to fully grasp this complex area of the law. Read More

Pamela Tepper

©2015

Family Law 3rd Edition

FAMILY LAW: THE ESSENTIALS, Third Edition, provides a concise, accurate introduction to key legal concepts and practical paralegal skills, along with excerpts from real-world cases, forms and checklists you can apply on the job, and tips and techniques for professional success. The Third Edition includes new and updated material on current trends and topics in this dynamic field, including legal ethics, technology, domestic violence, fertility and reproductive science, stem cell research, adoption, domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, and changing definitions of family. Supported by a full range of available learning supplements, this trusted guide is an ideal resource for formal courses or self-study, and a reliable reference for practicing paralegals. Read More

William P. Statsky

©2015

Introduction To Law Enforcement And Criminal Justice 11th Edition

This comprehensive and practical book covers law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole (including courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in one easy-to-understand volume. You'll find a realistic and relevant "boots on the street" perspective, real world examples in every chapter, and up-to-date information on a wide range of today's hottest topics, the Towards Zero Death (TZD) traffic-safety initiative, rapid DNA profiling, CompStat Plus, warrantless searches of vehicles, hacktivism, iPads/tablets and geolocation "pinging"communication devices in the field. joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs), and more. Read More

Kären Matison Hess| Christine Hess Orthmann| Henry Lim Cho

©2015

Torts And Personal Injury Law 5th Edition

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. Read More

Cathy Okrent, J.D.

©2015

The Essentials Of Real Estate Law 3rd Edition

Offering consistent coverage of both substantive and procedural law, this fully revised edition of Slossberg's hands-on book features new cases, new case files, updated forms, and new material related to the recent real estate recession. Slossberg includes hypothetical and sample cases exploring a variety of scenarios that will help students understand real estate law and practice paralegal skills. Numerous checklists and worksheets used in today's law offices are included to help the reader prepare for a paralegal career. Read More

Lynn T. Slossberg

©2015

Criminal Law And Procedure For The Paralegal 2nd Edition

Now newly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of this popular book provides a concise, realistic, hands-on guide to the fascinating and rewarding practice of criminal law. CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FOR THE PARALEGAL offers a highly practical introduction to the field, exploring essential legal principles and their applications through a series of real-world cases, including prosecution, defense, and appellate processes. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners. The book also addresses relevant Supreme Court decisions and their ramifications and offers insights from actual paralegals and examples from real cases. This trusted text is an ideal resource to prepare you for success in the dynamic, high-demand field of criminal law. Read More

Neal R. Bevans

©2015

Legal Research 3rd Edition

Learn to conduct legal research without wasting time or duplicating effort! This one-of-a-kind text covers every phase of the legal research process and includes examples, illustrations, and assignments based on real-life cases. Practical information in every chapter shows you how to identify key facts and issues in a case, how to conduct statutory and case law research and analysis, as well as how to brief cases, research secondary authority, conduct electronic legal research and counteranalysis, and cite authority. Designed to help you develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of legal research, the book guides you through each step in the research process, including how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. You'll also find extensive coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format, and case law analysis. Read More

William H. Putman, JD| Jennifer R. Albright, JD

©2015

Practical Real Estate Law 7th Edition

Gain a solid understanding of the role of today's real estate paralegal and the intricacies of real estate law and transactions using PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 7th edition. This comprehensive resource provides students with clear explanations to help you understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and the most current examples. Updates throughout this edition clarify the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate how legal principles operate in today's world. New case problems and assignments offer practice in reading and analyzing case material. Meaningful discussions, checklists and well-illustrated forms guide students through all areas of modern real estate practice with an emphasis on important ethical concerns. Students develop a solid understanding of transactional real estate--from real estate contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance as they relate to both residential and commercial processes. Read More

Daniel F. Hinkel

©2015

Civil Litigation 7th Edition

Succeed in your role as a paralegal with CIVIL LITIGATION, Seventh Edition. Practical, easy-to-understand, and thoroughly up-to-date, this proven book helps you grasp the details of today's litigation practice, covers the litigation process in a range of contexts, and demonstrates the relationship of litigation to other legal specialties. Each chapter includes exercises focusing on two cases, giving you the opportunity to work the cases from beginning to end, simulating an on-the-job experience. You'll also find sample documents (such as complaints, answers, interrogatories, and deposition summaries) that familiarize you with the documents you will encounter in the litigation law office. Read More

Peggy Kerley| Joanne Banker Hames| Paul Sukys

©2015

Legal Research, Analysis, And Writing 3rd Edition

Comprehensive yet easy to understand, the third edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING teaches the fundamentals in a hands-on, step-by-step format that is designed to build confidence. With coverage of key topics such as research analytical principles, legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing, this popular book covers the information readers need to know in order to find, access, apply, and analyze legal materials. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises clarify material and give readers additional opportunities for practice. In addition, the third edition includes the most up-to-date information in the field, with special attention given to electronic research programs such as WestlawNext, LexisNexis interface, Shepard's online, and Westlaw's KeyCite. Read More

William H. Putman, JD| Jennifer R. Albright, JD

©2014

CP Study Guide And Mock Examination 5th Edition

Developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), this trusted self-study guide helps you master the format and content of the CP Exams and prepare for certification success. The CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, Fifth Edition, includes detailed tips and proven techniques to help you sharpen your test-taking skills, as well as a series of self-tests in each exam category to provide invaluable hands-on practice. For even more thorough, realistic preparation, the guide also includes a Certified Paralegal mock exam and answer key, allowing you to simulate a full test experience. Read More

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.

©2014

Legal Ethics 3rd Edition

With its practical, hands-on approach to legal ethics, the third edition of LEGAL ETHICS is designed to ensure that readers have a solid grasp of the ethical rules that apply in the legal setting. Comprehensive yet easy to understand, this engaging book provides a thorough and substantive analysis of the major principles that affect how the practice of law is regulated. Filled with real-life examples of lawyer and non-lawyer instances of misconduct, current and classic case law, and discussions of famous (and infamous) people, this straightforward book brings the material to life and demonstrates how courts interpret and apply ethical rules to lawyers and their non-lawyer employees. Read More

Kent Kauffman

©2014

Certified Paralegal Review Manual 4th Edition

Prepare for success on the Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination with the only comprehensive review manual prepared in partnership with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Whether you are an experienced paralegal professional or new to the profession, CERTIFIED PARALEGAL REVIEW MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CP EXAM PREPARATION, 4E offers an indispensable resource for preparing to take the CP Exam administered by NALA . New material covers the latest areas of paralegal practice and technology while detailing the most recent changes in the CP Exam. New examples, extensive outlines, realistic practice tests, and helpful exam tips prepare you for the exam. After an unmatched overview of test essentials, this complete manual dedicates full chapters to examine specific content areas of the test. You'll find the skills and best practices you need achieve your best on today's CP exam. Read More

Virginia Koerselman Newman

©2014

Fundamentals Of Law Office Management 5th Edition

FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition delivers the skills and knowledge you need to keep a law office running smoothly. In addition to an overview of the legal industry and the many roles paralegals play, the book takes an in-depth look at how legal environments differ from other businesses, including the ethical issues you may face. Discussions on law-specific office functions, such as managing the client funds account, timekeeping, docketing, and maintaining a law library help you understand the scope of a legal practice, while chapters on technology, client relations, and billing reveal the business side. Practical and skills-focused, FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Editiont provides ample, in-text learning features, such as key words, ethics alerts, side bars, tech tips, and the latest Web references, along with supplemental, online tools for hands-on practice. Read More

Pamela Everett-Nollkamper

©2014

E-Discovery 1st Edition

Essential for anyone who works with technology in the field, E-DISCOVERY is a "hands-on, how-to" training guide that provides readers with comprehensive coverage of the technology used in e-discovery in civil and criminal cases. From discovery identification to collection, processing, review, production, and trial presentation, this practical text covers everything the reader needs to know about e-discovery, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence. Throughout the text, the reader will have the opportunity to work with e-discovery tools such as Discovery Attender, computer forensics tools such as AccessData's Forensics ToolKit, as well as popular processing and review platforms such as iConect, Concordance, and iPro. An interactive courtroom tutorial and use of Trial Director are included to complete the litigation cycle. Multiple tools are discussed for each phase, giving the reader a good selection of potential resources for each task. Finally , real-life examples are woven throughout the text, revealing little talked-about potential pitfalls, as well as best practice and cost management suggestions. Read More

Amelia Phillips| Ronald Godfrey| Christopher Steuart| Christine Brown

©2014