Top Books Every Paralegal Should Have On Their Desk


1. The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style

Provides a comprehensive guide to the essential rules of legal writing. Unlike most style or grammar guides, it focuses on the special needs of legal writers. answering a wide spectrum of questions about grammar and style both rules as well as exceptions. Also gives detailed, authoritative advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, footnotes, and citations, with illustrations in legal context. Designed for law students, law professors, practicing lawyers and judges, the work emphasizes the ways in which legal writing differs from other styles of technical writing. Its how to sections deal with editing and proofreading, numbers and symbols, and overall document design.

2. Black's Law Dictionary

For more than a century Black's has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today it is the most widely cited law book in the world. Edited by Bryan A. Garner, the world s leading legal lexicographer, the 9th Edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 45,000 terms and includes: 2,000 more terms than the 8th Edition and 19,000 more than the 7th Edition including click fraud, Code Adam, collaborative law, ecoterrorism, environmental tort, friendly subpoena, happy-slapping, honor crime, secret detention, Schumer box, and super precedent. The date when selected terms were first used in English-language contexts, especially in judicial opinions. Heightened accuracy having more than 200 lawyers around the country reviewed terms. Definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms. Almost 3,000 quotations drawn from sources over five centuries. Alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms and West Key Numbers.


3. Managing E-Discovery and ESI: From Pre-Litigation to Trial

The legal landscape, and litigation, have changed markedly in the last decade.This book identifies the key issues related to ESI--pre-litigation management, preservation, collection, processing, review, production, and use in deposition and at trial--and provides clear, practical guidance to litigators. The book is divided into eight parts that follow the sequence from the pre-litigation stage through trial.

4. Tips and Advice on How to Advance Your Paralegal Career - Volume 1 (The Legaco Express for Paralegals) - Volume 1

This well-researched yet fast-to-read book presents an overview of the challenges faced by paralegals today. While the legal profession is in the midst of reorganizing itself, this Kindle book offers pragmatic advice to help paralegals build successful careers.

What are the ethical challenges faced by paralegals today?
How to find the right job and get the right pay?
What could be good education and training strategies?
How should you dress at work?
What does it mean to be a paralegal in today’s global world?
What is the future of the paralegal profession?

5. Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts: The 15 Most Successful Paralegals and What You can Learn from Them

The primary goal of the book is to help students and professionals learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

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