The Paralegal Professional Essentials

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9780136151289: The Paralegal Professional Essentials

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: Essentials provides a solid introduction to the paralegal profession. Students gain procedural legal knowledge in the real-world skills they need to succeed. The fully up-to-date and extensive coverage of law office technology, legal and business ethics, international perspectives, and diversity prepares students for today's work environment.


This critical combination includes

  • Numerous examples of both Brief and Full Cases
  • Integrated coverage of Diversity
  • Ethics guidelines for action
  • Legal applications for Technology tools in the law office


Concepts are presented in a manner appealing to both new and returning students.

  • The presentation of both Legal and Business Ethics demonstrates 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.


Every feature of the book is designed for a briefer course of study.

  • Marginal references to related Websites
  • Checklists for Career Guidance and for Procedures
  • Internal guide on Latin 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.

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 eco-nomics 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 Secre-tariesAssociation Boss of the Year for his contribution to cooperative educa-tion 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 educa-tional, 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.

"Thomas F. Goldman" is an attorney at law with a federal, state, and local practice. He graduated from Boston University with a major in Accounting and practiced accounting while pursuing a law degree from Temple University School of Law. He has lectured widely and has taught accounting, management, and paralegal courses. He is currently a Professor of Law and Management at Bucks County Community College, where he has been coordinator of Paralegal Studies.

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