Book List

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT Everything You Need to Know About Being a Legal Assistant Chere B. Estrin
  Paralegal Career Guide Chere B. Estrin
  Paralegal Successes: Going From Good to Great in the New Century Deborah Bogen
  How to Land Your First Paralegal Job Andrea Wagner
  Introduction to Paralegalism : Perspectives, Problems and Skills William P. Statsky
  Paralegal Internships : Finding, Managing, and Transitioning your Career (West Legal Studies) Ruth-Ellen Post
  CLA Review Manual Virginia Koerselman
  NALA’s CLA/CP Study Guide and Mock Examination NALA
ETHICS Legal Ethics for Paralegals and the Law Office Laura Morrison
  Law and the Heart: A Practical Guide for Successful Lawyer/Client Relationships Merit Bennett
  Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals Therese A. Cannon
RESEARCH Practical Legal Research: Skills & Strategies for the Legal Assistant Beth Walston-Dunham
  Legal Research: How to Find & Understand The Law 14th ed Stephen Elias
  Get the Facts on Anyone: Find Out Confidential Information About Any Person or Organization Dennis King
  Public Records Online, Fifth Edition: The National Guide to Private & Government Online Sources of Public Records Michael L. Sankey
  Sourcebook to Public Record Information: The Comprehensive Guide to County, State, and Federal Public Record Sources Michael L. Sankey
  Find It Fast 5th Edition: How to Uncover Expert Information on Any Subject Online or in Print Robert I Berkman
REFERENCE Burton’s Legal Thesaurus William C. Burton
  Ballentine’s Law Dictionary: Legal Assistant Edition Jack Handler
  The Legal Writing Handbook : Research, Analysis and Writing Laurie Curtis Oates
BUSINESS LAW Financial Documents and Accounting for Legal Professionals Jeffrey A. Helewitz
  The Law of Corporations, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorships (Delmar Paralegal Series) Angela Schneeman
  Accounting for Non-Accountants Graham Mott
  The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand Darrell Mullis
  Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals Deborah E. Bouchoux
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Richard W. Stim
LITIGATION Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations (The Examples and Explanations Series) Joseph W. Glannon
  Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals Marlene A. Maerowitz and Thomas A. Mauet
  California Civil Litigation (West Legal Studies) Susan Burnett Luten
  The Litigation Paralegal (4th ed) James W. H. McCord
  Paralegal Practice and Procedure: A practical Guide for the Legal Assistant Deborah E. Larbalestriei
  Tort Law for Legal Assistants Linda L. Edwards
REAL PROPERTY Basic Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Origins of the Bill of Rights (Yale Contemporary Law Series) Leonard W. Levy
  The Federalist Papers: In Modern Language: Indexed for Today’s Political Issues Mary E. Webster
  The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates Ralph Ketcham
  The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton
  Our Constitution: The Myth That Binds Us Eric Black

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