A comprehensive introduction to the field with a real world, practical emphasis which also makes it a valuable on-the-job reference. This is the market leader and has been updated and enhanced to include a new full-color insert outlining key steps to success as a paralegal. The text is packed with real life insights and information on working as a paralegal. Each chapter contains the following helpful features: Chapter Outline, Assignments, Examples, Checklists, Chapter Summary, and Key Terms. Revisions include a new Internet appendix, updated ethical codes, and expanded supplement package. This text can be customized to fit the instructor's needs.