For courses in Introduction to Paralegal Studies. All the materials needed for "on-the-job experience" writing legal documents. Legal Writing for Legal Professionals places readers right in the law office environment, exposing them to a variety of cases from beginning to end - from client intake to disposition. The text applies laws from various states to fact patterns and includes ethical situations encountered in legal practice such as medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, real estate transactions, divorce and custody, and driving under the influence. This text also offers an abundance of examples and exercises to reinforce what readers have learned and guide them as they draft the legal documents they will be writing during their paralegal career. While the text follows the clients and their legal dilemmas sequentially, the chapters can easily stand alone or be read out of order to fit your needs. To help readers build and refine their writing skills, an extensive Grammar Handbook is available online-an indispensable tool for those who may not have learned this material earlier or those who want a refresher.
This book is such an essential resource, even practicing paralegals will want to keep it in their top desk drawer.