The Professional Paralegal Workbook is a reference that was conceived out of necessity. Many paralegal books lack certain subject matter and can be unwieldy as a general reference and exercise book for professionals and students. This book was developed to bridge those gaps. One area that is thoroughly covered is criminal, tort and contract law. The book includes chapters on these subjects that examine the essential elements of the law and include discussion points to facilitate further exploration. There are also exercises designed to be used either in discussions, as a study methods, or as review. The book functions as a launch pad for discussions and creates many opportunities for the reader to review material covered, allowing for a full understanding. The range of subject matter is attractive to most general law courses and is applicable to both the paralegal market and the undergraduate pre-law course. The concise yet thorough treatment of substantive law issues is coupled with interactive and hands-on exercises and discussions. Legal analysis, writing and research are covered in addition to the treatment of substantive law. The workbook is an interactive, portable book that professionals, students, and instructors can easily utilize in the office, classroom, or home study environment.
Elizabeth Angus is an attorney and is an instructor and creator of the Professional Paralegal Program at St. Joseph College. She is also President of Advance Paralegal, a consulting and education firm.