Chapter 1: The Paralegal Profession. Chapter 2: Paralegal Employers. Chapter 3: Paralegal Specialities. Chapter 4: Paralegal Salaries and Benefits. Chapter 5: Paralegal Associations. Chapter 6: Paralegal Regulation. Chapter 7: Skills and Personal Traits of Successful Paralegals. Chapter 8: Your Job Search. Appendix A: State Adopted Definitions of the Terms Paralegal and Legal Assistant. Appendix B: How to Choose a Paralegal Program. Appendix C: Directory of Paralegal Associations. Appendix D: NALA's Model Standards and Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants. Appendix E: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement. Appendix F: Sample Resumes. Appendix G: Sample Cover Letters. Glossary. Index.
About the Author
Angela Schneeman is a writer, research specialist, and freelance paralegal. She has worked for law firms, corporate legal departments, and a major accounting firm. The author of five paralegal textbooks, Ms. Schneeman received her Legal Assistant Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Minnesota.