The Pennsylvania Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
ESSENTIALS OF PARALEGALISM, FIFTH EDITION, introduces the beginning paralegal student to this still relatively new legal career. It presents the main regulatory and employment issues in the field, as well as strategies for finding a job. The author provides students with the basic skills they will need to succeed in the field including interviewing, investigation and analysis at an introductory level. Concrete examples from the working lives of on-the-job paralegals help the students get a feel for what they can expect in the work setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers research procedures using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject, and a companion website has a regularly updated list of URLs and illustrations of online and print resources.
Contains an extensive range of acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols found in reporters, legal treatises, law reviews, looseleaf services, legal encyclopedias, law dictionaries, legal reference books, and selected other documents. Enables users to identify the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms employed in American legal literature (Part I) and also to identify the abbreviations for titles, names, and terms used (Part II, the reversed portion). Includes abbreviations established by well-recognized authorities as well as abbreviations otherwise devised by authors in their efforts to shorten legal references and citations. This edition provides more than 1,500 new or expanded entries.
The law, Holmes said, is no brooding omnipresence in the sky. "If that is true," writes David Luban, "it is because we encounter the legal system in the form of flesh-and-blood human beings: the police if we are unlucky, but for the (marginally) luckier majority, the lawyers." For practical purposes, the lawyers are the law. In this comprehensive study of legal ethics, Luban examines the conflict between common morality and the lawyer's "role morality" under the adversary system and how this conflict becomes a social and political problem for a community. Using real examples and drawing extensively on case law, he develops a systematic philosophical treatment of the problem of role morality in legal practice. He then applies the argument to the problem of confidentiality, outlines an affordable system of legal services for the poor, and provides an in-depth philosophical treatment of ethical problems in public interest law.
This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.
Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject.
"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].
The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, colleagues and the courts.
This book contains annotations based on ABA ethics opinions, judicial decisions reported in the national reporter system, and other secondary materials. A wide range of common law decisions under the Code of Professional Responsibility is provided in this work.
Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics is a concise, comprehensive guide to the rules of ethics for paralegal students and working paralegals. Focusing on the key rules of ethics, the text reviews the rules of ethics that attorneys are subject to and how those rules may apply to paralegals. In addition, Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics includes useful information tailored specifically for paralegals, including tips for ethical behavior, real-world advice and ethical guidance provided by various paralegal associations. Topical areas address in this resource include providing competent diligent representation of the client; maintaining integrity and public respect for the legal profession; avoiding the unauthorized practice of law; confidentiality; conflicts of interest; fees and financial matters; advertising and solicitation. The easy-to-use format, including checklists, charts, tables, and FAQs in each chapter make Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics a quick reference book that students will want to take from the classroom to the workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.