Book Description

From Library Journal A practical, no-nonsense primer filled with 'hot tips,' checklists, and sample forms, this book offers a treasure chest of valuable advice on how to join the fast-growing paralegal profession. Differing from most other authors in the field, who concentrate on the knowledge and skills needed by a paralegal, Wagner assumes the reader is qualified for a legal assistant position, although she includes a short chapter on paralegal schools. Her focus is on how to find, interview for, and be hired for that position. Thus, she offers detailed reviews on 'crafting winning resumes,' writing strong cover letters, employing effective job search strategies, and 'selling yourself' through the interview process. The list of 'questions to ask the interviewer' and suggestions for answering difficult or inappropriate questions are especially helpful. Appendixes list paralegal schools and associations nationwide. Highly recommended for most public libraries.- Frank G. Houdek, Southern Illinois Univ. Law Lib., CarbondaleCopyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more Review 'The source lists alone are priceless. I'm recommending it to every paralegal who comes to me searching for work.'? Dixie Dunbar, Senior Entertainment Paralegal at Ziffren, Brittenham & Branca 'I wish I had Andrea Wagner teaching at my school. Short of that, I'm making the book recommended reading for all my students.'? Denise Padden, Placement Director, UCLA Attorney Assistant Program Read more See all Editorial Reviews