Book Release: The Legal Assistant’s Complete Desk Reference: A Handbook for Paralegals and Assistants
CHICAGO, May 20, 2011 – Paralegals and legal assistants perform many of the functions of an attorney and must comply with a daunting array of rules, regulations and ethical obligations closely tracking those that apply to lawyers.
Their work requires broad knowledge of legal forms, the procedures established by a variety of courts and the key steps in the trial process.
The Legal Assistant’s Complete Desk Reference: A Handbook for Paralegals and Assistants is written to help paralegals and assistants navigate the complexities with confidence. Massachusetts attorney Ursula Furi-Perry, who teaches paralegal courses at Bridgewater State College and Northern Essex Community College, provides the scope and definition of the proficient legal assistant in six easy-to-use sections.
The book begins by providing context with a look at a day in the life of a legal assistant. Furi-Perry also discusses court systems and procedures; the preparation of legal instruments, documents and filings; legal research and writing, and trial preparation. She also focuses on the areas of legal practice from the perspective of the legal assistant. Along the way, Furi-Perry presents helpful career guidance, from obtaining employment to furthering skills through continuing education.
This comprehensive handbook is enhanced by a CD-ROM of sample forms and letters, a state-by-state resource guide, a glossary of common legal terms and a thorough index.
For paralegals and assistants nationwide, The Legal Assistant’s Complete Desk Reference represents a trustworthy roadmap for efficiently discharging their myriad responsibilities.
With more than 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Title: The Legal Assistant’s Complete Desk Reference: A Handbook for Paralegals and Assistants
Publisher: ABA Publishing
Product Code: 1620467
Size: 7 x 10
Price: $199.95; $149.95 for ABA Members
Orders: Order the book at www.ababooks.org or call 800-285-2221
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Editor’s note: Copies are available by sending an e-mail to Neal Cox at [email protected] If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Neal Cox, c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.