Books Available for Checkout from WTCC Libraries
Becoming a Paralegal by
Publication Date: 2010-03-16
Becoming a Paralegal provides everything needed to know about entering the exciting field of law: how to choose the right training program (short courses versus four-year degrees), what it takes to succeed in the field, the various areas in which paralegals can specialize, career advancement opportunities, and more. This exciting title details all aspects involved in paralegal work.
Opportunities in Paralegal Careers by
Publication Date: 2005-03-21
Part of a series that gives you the inside scoop on more than 100 professions as well as on various useful aspects of your career. This book provides information about job opportunities and earning potential, along with a forecast of the paralegal profession. It gives an overview of education, curriculum, and training requirements.
The Paralegal's Handbook by
Publication Date: 2010-10-05
A completely updated and revised desk reference for paralegal professionals.
Paralegals are the backbone of the legal business. The Paralegal¿s Handbook is a guide to the responsibilities and tasks a paralegal may be asked to undertake. In this comprehensive guide to the profession, expert authors Anita Haworth and Leslie Cox explain everything paralegals need to know to handle the job with accuracy and confidence. From ethics issues to a detailed analysis of all the tasks encountered in the various legal specialties, The Paralegal¿s Handbook provides invaluable advice and expertise to paralegal professionals.
Haworth and Cox are experienced paralegals and provide explanations and details on the various areas of practice paralegals may choose including Family Law, Probate, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Personal Injury Law. They cover everything from handling everyday tasks to reviewing facsimiles of legal documents. This Second Edition is fully updated and revised, with a new section on eDiscovery.
Careers As a Paralegal and Legal Assistant by
Publication Date: 2013-12-15
The American Bar Association defines a paralegal, or legal assistant, as a person . . . who is employed . . . by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Teens learn that a paralegal can specialize in distinct fields, including corporate law, criminal law, and environmental law. They investigate this faced-paced career, and understand the facets of the legal services industry. Besides outlining education requirements and training programs, this accessible volume covers professional responsibilities, ethic codes, kinds of employers, job searches, resume building, and work environments.
The Successful Paralegal Job Search Guide by
Publication Date: 2000-12-26
An absolute must for anyone interested in Paralegal employment, this book covers it all. The reader will gain knowledge of the profession and marketplace, as well as providing the "how to's" on resume writing, Internet searches, interviews, evaluating and negotiating job offers, follow-up letters, and managing the first 100 days of the new job. As a unique feature, the book provides email service for resume checking and evaluation with fast turn-around, in addition to presenting many samples and tips on resume and letter writing. With these, and the interesting case studies that include readers in the lives of real paralegals in their daily work activities, this guide will assist many in their goals for achieving success in their paralegal job search.
Paralegal Career for Dummies by
Call Number: eBook (EBSCOhost)
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
Your career as a top-notch paralegal starts here The demand for paralegal professionals is exploding, and Paralegal Career For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains the skills and requirements needed to pursue this rewarding career. Inside, you'll discover the ins and outs of paralegal skills, from preparing documents and performing legal research to obtaining certification, job hunting, and understanding legal concepts. Use this hands-on guide to help in your career considerations, bolster your paralegal training, or as an everyday on-the-job reference. Paralegal Career For Dummies will be your trusty assistant through all phases of your life as a paralegal, taking you forward with tips on networking and joining professional organizations that will enhance your career. Discover the job skills required for success as a paralegal Learn important legal concepts you'll need on the job Access forms, templates, and examples on the companion website Develop strategies to manage time and advance your career Complete with a companion website containing a wealth of valuable information, this book covers everything you need to become a top-notch paralegal.
Finding the Answers to Legal Questions by
Call Number: eBook (ProQuest ebrary)
Publication Date: 2018-01-12
Whether for self-representation, to be an informed consumer of legal services, or to learn the U.S. legal system, more people than ever are using the library to obtain legal information and legal research advice. The new edition of Finding the Answers to Legal Questions is a comprehensive guide to help librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need. Newly revised and updated, this timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is packed with guidance to help librarians answer questions that span the gamut of the law. An ideal book for practicing librarians looking to better serve users' legal needs, as well as for students preparing for careers as librarians, it provides an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of the U.S. legal system and primary law; how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites, and pay-for-view databases; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; tips for conducting a legal reference interview; guidance for handling common legal questions, such as lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, wills and estate planning, debt, bankruptcy, employment, and criminal law; and advice on how to build a basic legal reference collection. This book will help librarians connect users to the most accurate, up-to-date legal information.
Real-Resumes for Legal and Paralegal Jobs by
Call Number: eBook (ProQuest ebrary)
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
Editor Anne McKinneyReviews and ExcerptsThis book shows samples of resumes and cover letters that worked for real people in the legal and paralegal field. Newcomers to the field will learn how to show off their potential and skills to best advantage, and experienced professionals will find help in advancing in the industry. Attorneys, paralegals, and other industry professionals often change fields, too, and the book includes resumes of individuals who have successfully transitioned into other areas. A bonus of the book is that it shows samples of paperwork involved in obtaining federal government positions; for example, the book includes samples of the KSAs as well as the resumix often required to apply for federal positions.Distinguished by its highly readable samples. - Library Journal1-885288-38-7
Civil Procedure and Litigation by
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Integrating legal theory with practice in a most unusual way, this user-friendly text uses an intriguing story line to engage students. Workshops take users through the steps of preparing a case for trial - from drawing up pleadings and motions to computing time. "Putting It Into Practice" questions appear throughout each chapter, challenging students to apply each concept as they read along. Significant emphasis is placed on local and state rules and the text provides space for students to write in the rules and procedures that apply to them. Users are encouraged to create a "forms file" so they have a notebook of forms they can take with them to their first job. Other pedagogical tools include "Procedural Ponderables" that challenge students to think beyond the rules, "Litigation Lingo and Logistics" that provides hypotheticals and interesting exercises, and "Techno Tips" that introduce readers to helpful computer programs, formatting, and other technical issues. Key words: Traditional approach