ERIC Number: ED124700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Investigation in a Law Office: A Manual for Paralegals.
Statsky, William P.
Part of the curriculum materials prepared by the National Paralegal Institute under a Federal grant, the manual introduces the paralegal, or legal assistant, to investigation techniques in a law office. Chapter 1 asks the reader to reflect upon fact gathering by examining 12 hypothetical situations. Chapter 2 is introductory and presents a number of basic conceptions about investigation. The remaining seven chapters are directed to specific skills involved in investigation for a law office: Fact Analysis--Organizing the Options, Real vs. Manipulated Versions of Facts--Putting Words into Someone Else's Mouth, Sources of Evidence/Sources of Leads, Gaining Access to Records, Evaluating Testimonial and Physical Evidence, Interviewing Witnesses Generally, and Special Investigative Problems--Some Starting Points. A chart for fact analysis; guidelines for gaining access to records; checklists on sources of evidence and leads, validity of testimonial evidence, and validity of physical evidence; and a selected bibliography on investigation are included. (EA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Paralegal Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 007 236-247