The Paralegal Professional Essentials

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9780136151289: The Paralegal Professional Essentials

For courses in Paralegal (Introduction), Legal Concepts for Paralegals

The Paralegal Professional Essentials, 2nd edition is a brief version of The Paralegal Professional, 2e.  The essentials version contains the first 11 chapters of the full version text.  There are nine additional chapters of substantive law in the full version.



Written by an award-winning author team, The Paralegal Professional 2e builds a solid foundation in substantive and procedural legal knowledge while developing the real-world skills students will need throughout their course of study. A proven learning system incorporates chapter opening vignettes, margin definitions, notes on ethical issues, advice from the field features, and a wealth of new end of chapter exercises case materials that will help students build critical thinking and procedural skills throughout the course. In response to instructor feedback the 2nd edition has been reorganized into three parts.  Part 1 introduces students to the paralegal profession and includes complete chapters on ethics and on technology in the law office. Part 2 covers paralegal skills and procedures.  New to this edition is the Paralegal Professional Video Classroom Series which includes 35 scenario-based video clips dealing with getting-a-job, ethics, and paralegal practice situations that allow you to bring the real-world into the classroom.

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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.

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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