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Author: Scott A Hatch, (Attorney); Lisa Zimmer Hatch
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019.
Series: Learning made easy (Hoboken, New Jersey); --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Your career as a top-notch paralegal starts hereThe 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott A Hatch, (Attorney); Lisa Zimmer Hatch
ISBN: 9781119564942 1119564948 9781119564935 111956493X
OCLC Number: 1091583155
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part 1 A Snapshot of the Exciting and Lucrative Paralegal Profession; Chapter 1 Discovering the Paralegal Profession; Almost a Lawyer: What a Paralegal Does; Researching and analyzing the law; Playing Sherlock: Interviewing and investigating; Convening with clients; Administrating the legal environment; On the Job: Where Paralegals Work; The six-figure paralegal: Working for the big firm Jack- or Jill-of-all-trades: Working for the small firmSpreading the love: The pro bono paralegal; Working for the government; Doing it your way: The paralegal as independent contractor; What It Takes: The Skills, Knowledge, and Training You Need; The paralegal personality; Paralegal know-how; Education and experience: Two ways to train; Chapter 2 Membership Has Its Privileges: Paralegal Associations and Their Certification Exams; To Join or Not to Join; Characterizing the types of associations; Weighing in on whether or not to join an association; Deciding Whether to Get Certified Choosing a certification examWeighing the pros and cons of paralegal certification; Chapter 3 The Hunt Is On: Securing a Paralegal Position; Finding the Perfect Job; Traditional sources: Scanning the job boards and turning to placement services; Networking: It's who you know; Creating the Documentation; Killer cover letters; Ravishing resumes; Developing an online profile; Setting Up Shop: Starting a Freelance Paralegal Business; Part 2 Important Legal Concepts Every Paralegal Should Know; Chapter 4 "All Rise": The American Judicial System Everything Old Is New Again: The Importance of Legal PrecedenceChecks and Balances: Branches of U.S. Government; The rule makers: The legislative branch; The enforcers: The executive branch; The interpreters: The judicial branch; Playing Fair: Levels of the U.S. Judicial System; The federal judicial system; State judicial system; Local judicial systems; Judge and Jury: The U.S. Jury System; Order in the court: The bench trial; Petition to your peers: The jury trial; Chapter 5 The Big Three: Categories of Law; Cutting Through the Red Tape: Administrative Law Building the bureaucracy: Government agenciesPlaying by the rules: Administrative law practices; Getting your way: Informal and formal advocacy; Eliminating Any Reasonable Doubt: The Nature of Criminal Law; Building blocks: Elements of criminal liability; High crimes and misdemeanors: Classes of crimes; Maintaining Polite Society: Civil Law; The victor's spoils: Equitable relief and money damages; Beyond dessert: Tort law; Sealing and unsealing the deal: Contract law; Chapter 6 Taking a Case to Trial: The Litigation Process; Constructing the Criminal Case; Charging the defendant
Series Title: Learning made easy (Hoboken, New Jersey); --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Scott Hatch, Lisa Zimmer Hatch.

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Your career as a top-notch paralegal starts hereThe 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 paralegalLearn important legal concepts you’ll need on the jobAccess forms, templates, and examples on the companion websiteDevelop strategies to manage time and advance your careerComplete with a companion website containing a wealth of valuable information, this book covers everything you need to become a top-notch paralegal.

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