The Indispensable Paralegal

Your Guide to Getting It All Done

Candess Zona-Mendola
The Indispensable Paralegal The Indispensable Paralegal
The Indispensable Paralegal The Indispensable Paralegal

The Indispensable Paralegal

Your Guide to Getting It All Done

Candess Zona-Mendola
$85.00

A talented paralegal can be the difference between a verdict and a loss. A great paralegal can be the difference between a successful practice and one that barely scrapes by. This is the book for paralegals who want to go beyond great and become so essential, they are indispensable.

Written by Candess Zona-Mendola, a senior trial paralegal who has nearly two decades of experience and has worked on trial teams that have obtained more than $296 million in just verdicts for injured people, The Indispensable Paralegal offers a wealth of insights for getting things done and thriving in a frequently fast paced and often hectic profession.

The Indispensable Paralegal covers a thorough exploration of the different roles a paralegal may find themselves navigating, along with a wealth of practice pointers and career advice. The author shares key lessons she and others have learned in the field and discusses a broad range of important topics, from the things a paralegal needs to know and do during the life of a case to the ins and outs of successful career planning, a discussion on the different fields of law, resources and strategies for effective on-the-job training and continuing education, and legal writing.

For paralegals who want more, and for attorneys who want to get their staff to the next level, this is the book for you.

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  • Author

  • Details

    Paperback: 362 pages; 1st edition (2019); ISBN: 9781941007877
    Publisher: Trial Guides, LLC
  • Table of Contents

    Publisher’s Notice

    Acknowledgments

    Foreword

    Introduction

     

    Part One: You, Paralegal

    Paralegal Typecasting    

    Paycheck, Please!

    What an Attorney Needs from You

    Paralegal Ethics

    Paralegal Effectiveness

    On-the-Job Training

    Working with Other Paralegals

    Stress and the Paralegal

    Procrastination

    Ten Things I Wish I’d Known

     

    Part Two: Practice Pointers

    Practice and Procedure

    Navigating the US Court System

    Cases from Birth to Death

    Appeals

    Discovery, Meet Paralegal

    Prelitigation

    Legal Writing

    Technology

    Trials

     

    Part Three: Taking Your Practice to the Next Level

    CLEs

    Becoming a Mentor

    The Law School Leap      

    Conclusion

    Resources 

  • Look Inside the Book

A talented paralegal can be the difference between a verdict and a loss. A great paralegal can be the difference between a successful practice and one that barely scrapes by. This is the book for paralegals who want to go beyond great and become so essential, they are indispensable.

Written by Candess Zona-Mendola, a senior trial paralegal who has nearly two decades of experience and has worked on trial teams that have obtained more than $296 million in just verdicts for injured people, The Indispensable Paralegal offers a wealth of insights for getting things done and thriving in a frequently fast paced and often hectic profession.

The Indispensable Paralegal covers a thorough exploration of the different roles a paralegal may find themselves navigating, along with a wealth of practice pointers and career advice. The author shares key lessons she and others have learned in the field and discusses a broad range of important topics, from the things a paralegal needs to know and do during the life of a case to the ins and outs of successful career planning, a discussion on the different fields of law, resources and strategies for effective on-the-job training and continuing education, and legal writing.

For paralegals who want more, and for attorneys who want to get their staff to the next level, this is the book for you.

To make sure your device is compatible with our eBook format, please click here.

Do you want the eBook and print book? After you complete your purchase of the print book you will receive a coupon code via email to purchase the eBook for $20

What Legal Leaders Are Saying

Candess is an extremely knowledgeable paralegal. She understands the stress of the job, especially during trial, and is always there to assist other teams if needed. She is dedicated, bright, and always finds a way to encourage others to dig a little deeper, rest, replenish their minds, and go back to the assignment at 110 percent. [Her] book brings the true role of a paralegal to light. Our day-to-day job is more than just following a docket or printing out documents. It’s a dedicated craft that takes patience, fortitude, motivation, and a widening skill set to master. Enjoy the read as you begin your quest to become a top-tier paralegal (like Candess)!

— Scott Siegel, paralegal manager at the New York office of Seeger Weiss, LLP

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