This book is designed to serve as a quick reference guide for working legal assistants, as a textbook for paralegal programs and to assist legal assistants in preparing for the Certified Legal Assistant examination. Experienced legal assistants and attorneys prepared this manual. It is a collection of proven techniques and procedures used by legal assistants nationwide. The techniques described are examples of past successful solutions to actual assignments accomplished by working legal assistants. They may be used as starting points from which legal assistants may make changes, adaptations, and modifications in similar situations.