Literature in the field of expertise 12. The unauthorized practice of law 26 a. Public Records in General C. Allow for plenty of time 4. Fill in gaps in the information given d. Early investigation produces more information 59 b. Repeat and record the statement of consent 5.
Verify all information as best you can k. In a civil suit 47 b. Subsequent remedial measures 168 b. Evaluate the demeanor and behavior of the client 7. This comprehensive text uses realistic casescenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather thanmemorize the skills. Other sources of academic information 5.
The second part, Formulating and Executing a Plan of Investigation, walks the student, step by step, through an investigation. Subsequent Client Interviews and Contacts Key Words and Phrases to Remember Learn by Doing Chapter 12. Pasons puts students on a path to being able to effectively assist an attorney in case or project investigation, by helping them: Understand The critical connection between law and fact engage in effective factual analysis develop communication skills commit To The highest standards of legal ethics get grounded in the adversarial system, The formal discovery rules in civil and criminal cases, The distinctions between formal and informal investigation, And The basic rules of evidence. If helpful, have the client draw a sketch or diagram h. The paralegal may lose her right to appear before administrative agencies 25 d. Check off the topics on your question list as you go 4. Led by an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice.
The motion to suppress 126 c. To determine questions of personal jurisdiction 65 h. Mandatory ethical rules governing attorneys 22 3. Use shorter, simpler, non-technical words 187? Express appreciation for the witness? Procedures for handling documents and things in your custody a. Familiarity with forms 131 6. In a civil suit 51 b.
The client will not know what to tell you? Limitations on the Plan of Investigation 1. Contents List of Illustrations xxxi Preface xxxv Acknowledgments xli Part 1: Foundations for Interviewing and Investigating 1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Interviewing and Investigating 3 A. To satisfy special pleading requirements 63 e. What attorneys expect from paralegals 16 a. Documents and things 128 b.
By the attorney for the plaintiff 10 b. Seek leads to more information 7. صحيح إن قراء هذا الكتاب سيتسلحون بقصص وأحاجٍ تكفي لتروى في آلاف الحفلات، لكن كتاب الاقتصاد العجيب يستطيع أن يقدم أكثر من ذلك، إنه يعيد تعريف الطريقة التي ننظر بها إلى العالم الحديث تعريفاً حرفياً. Preparing for a Witness Interview A. Is it a statement offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted? Take comprehensive notes during the scheduling call 9. The discipline to keep the supervising attorney well advised 16 e.
Look for education, training, and work experience b. The broader ethical duty of confidentiality 31 c. Useful appendices provide resources, including extensive information on online assistance for investigators. Brainstorm a list of topics to be covered e. Transcribe the tape or prepare a summary 12. Different methods and locations for interviews B. Take notes while you talk 192 f.
The ability to work well under pressure 16 f. Goals of the Initial Client Interview D. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. The preliminary hearing 110 a. Ask if the client has any questions h. Congress on the Internet b. The Resolution of Discovery Disputes in Criminal Litigation 129 E.