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NCJ Number: 52039 Find in a Library
Title: INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM - PERSPECTIVES, PROBLEMS AND SKILLS
Author(s): W P STATSKY
Corporate Author: West Publishing Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 725
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc of the United States Army
Arlington, VA 22201
West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: Assoc of the United States Army
Institute of Land Warfare
(Attn: Landpower Essay Series)
2425 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN THIS INTRODUCTORY TEXTBOOK ON PARALEGALISM, THE PARALEGAL'S ROLE IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM IS EXAMINED, ALONG WITH THE REQUISITE SKILLS LEGAL ASSISTANT TRAINING SEEKS TO DEVELOP.
Abstract: THE TEXT DISCUSSES THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PARALEGALS, THEIR FUNCTION AND SKILLS, THEIR PLACE WITHIN THE EXISTING LEGAL STRUCTURE, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PARALEGALS AND LAWYERS, CAREER POSSIBILITIES, AND THE FUTURE OF SOCIETY'S METHODS OF DELIVERING LEGAL SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC. ALTHOUGH THE PRIMARY FOCUS IS ON THE SKILLS OF INTERVIEWING, INVESTIGATION, RESEARCH, WRITING, ADMINISTRATION, NEGOTIATION, AND ADVOCACY, BACKGROUND INFORMATION IS ALSO PROVIDED ON THE PARALEGAL'S FUNCTION WITHIN PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT SECTOR LAW PRACTICE, THE ETHICS OF AUTHORIZED AND UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL PRACTICE, THE EDUCATION OF PARALEGALS, ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE, AND THE PARALEGAL AS A CITIZEN CAPABLE OF SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND ACTION. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE PARALEGAL EXAMINATIONS, SUMMARIES OF STATE AND FEDERAL COURT SYSTEMS, A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON PARALEGALISM, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PARALEGALS IN GOVERNMENT, AND A LIST OF GROUPS INVOLVED IN PARALEGAL MATTERS. TABLES AND CHARTS ARE PROVIDED, AS IS AN INDEX. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Paralegals
Note: ONE OF A PARALEGAL SERIES BY WEST PUBLISHING COMPANY
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