Paralegal - Lake Superior College Degrees | Duluth, MN

Background / Definitions

Business and Corporate Law (Great American Court Cases, Gale)
Court System in the United States (The Columbia Encyclopedia)
Criminal Law (Great American Court Cases, Gale)
Family Law (Great American Court Cases, Gale)
Legal Profession (Britannica Academic)



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Books and EBooks

Legal Writing and Research

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Book JacketThe Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well by Tom Goldstein and Jethro Lieberman

Book JacketLegal Writing: QuickStudy Reference Guide by Olympia Duhart and Richard Stevens

Legal Writing I & II: Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice by Ben Fernandez

Book JacketPoint Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates by Ross Guberman

Book JacketA Primer on Legal Reasoning by Michael Evan Gold

Book JacketResearch Methods for Law by Michael McConville and Wing Hong Chui

Book jacketSources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research, 4th ed. (Open Textbook Library)

Book JacketStrategic Legal Writing by Donald Zillman and Evan Roth


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Legal Research and Writing

Career & Job Outlook




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Becoming a Paralegal (Learning Express Library eBook; you must create an account with LEL to access the eBook)