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Paralegal: "Paralegals are professionals who provide background research and other forms of assistance to attorneys. They help attorneys prepare for judicial hearings, trials, and corporate or client meetings, in addition to other legal tasks."
Auerbach, Michael. “Paralegal.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. EBSCOhost, https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=ers&AN=89550401&site=eds-live&scope=site.
Welcome to The Indigo Book—a free, Creative Commons-dedicated implementation of The Bluebook’s Uniform System of Citation. The Indigo Book was compiled by a team of students at the New York University School of Law, working under the direction of Professor Christopher Jon Sprigman.
The Complete Paralegal Certification Handbook by
Publication Date: 2020-01-01
Prepare for success on any of the top three paralegal certification exams with the only comprehensive review handbook specifically designed to help new or experienced paralegal professionals earn certification. Koerselman Newman's THE COMPLETE PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK, 5E equips you to take certification exams from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), National Association of Legal Secretaries and Legal Professionals (NALS), or National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). You learn from an experienced author and attorney who applies years of teaching and professional experience to help you achieve certification goals. New side-by-side comparisons present areas of paralegal practice that are tested with details of eligibility, application and testing requirements, and essential content for each exam. Three new chapters focus on the latest developments in interviewing, estate planning and probate, and tort law. New examples, outlines, practice tests, and testing tips help refine your skills for certification testing and career success.
Print Reference Sources - Legal
REFERENCE - PRINT RESOURCES:
The ACC Library print collection has a variety of legal dictionaries, encyclopedias, and similar resources.
State Law, Especially Texas
FindLaw - State Laws
Links to legal info on all 50 states. Or you can approach it by topics to do comparisons.
Texas State Law Library
Vast amount of information on all aspects of Texas law and regulations. (Note: Several databases are listed that require you to either have a state library card or for you to be in the library itself. It is just north of the capitol building and is open to the public.)
Nolo State Laws
Links to state laws for primarily everyday laws, such as property, wages, divorce, etc.
"Everyday" law, such as automobile accidents, child custody, wills, etc. Has basic explanations, legal forms, how to hire a lawyer, and other practical info.
Case Law Access project
"The Caselaw Access Project (“CAP”) expands public access to U.S. law. Our goal is to make all published U.S. court decisions freely available to the public online, in a consistent format, digitized from the collection of the Harvard Law Library."
One-stop-shopping for legal matters. Links to resources, background and definitions, etc.
Legal Forms Library
This is a database the ACC library subscribes to, so an active eID is required. This has Texas legal forms in many categories. Most are in printabe form, although some are examples that have been completed.
U.S. Supreme Court decisions explained. You can search by keyword or, under "Cases," go year by year, including pending cases from the current year. Easy-to-read summaries of the cases and how the court voted. From the Illinois Institute of Technology School of Law.
U.S. Supreme Court
The official site of the highest court. Has info on decisions going back to 2009, plus lots of other material.
United States Code
From the House of Representatives. The complete collection of the federal statutes. Search by keywords, browse, or go to each individual topic section
USA.gov - Popular Laws and Regulations
"Popular" as in commonly asked. Wide range of topics relating to federal laws and regulations. From the U.S. government.