NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants: A General Skills & Litigation Guide for Today's Professionals,
6th Edition

National Association of Legal Assistants

ISBN-13: 9781133591863 | ISBN-10: 1133591868

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 480 pages

List Price USD $249.95


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.

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Meet the Authors

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NALA is currently one of the top two professional paralegal organizations in the nation and is widely respected. It is very active in creating high standards for paralegals and offering continuing education to further enhance the reputation of those in the field. NALA appoints authors who are part of their organization and who are active in the paralegal profession.

  • The authors are working paralegals, qualified by experienced and education.
  • The manual provides quick-reference, practical information for working paralegals and students.
  • A glossary of legal terms and a list of references that may be used for further study are included.
  • All chapters are updated to include review and discussion questions for classroom use and for use by Certified Paralegal exam study groups.
  • Up-to-date coverage of the general skills and knowledge required of all paralegals includes detailed discussions of legal research, legal analysis, interviewing procedures, ethics, and communications.
  • The litigation process is discussed in-depth with chapters on investigation, pretrial litigation skills, discovery, and assisting at trial.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to the American Legal System.
2. Legal Research.
3. Ethics.
4. Judgment and Analytical Ability.
5. Communications.
6. Interviewing Techniques.
7. Investigation.
8. Pretrial Litigation Skills.
9. The Paralegal and Document Discovery Cases.
10. Assisting at Trial.
Glossary: Legal Terminology.
Appendix 1.
Appendix 2.
Appendix 3.
Appendix 4.
Appendix 5.

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NALA Manual for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

  • ISBN-10: 1133591868
  • ISBN-13: 9781133591863

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