ERIC Number: ED124703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Advocacy: Learner-Focused Training for Paralegals.
Statsky, William P.
Another in the series of paralegal training materials prepared by the National Paralegal Institution under a Federal grant, the document focuses on the interrelationship of paralegals, or legal assistants, trainers, and the basic principles of advocacy upon which later training in substantive law can be built. Part 1, Preliminaries of Training, discusses definitions, training sites, training objectives, and learner-focused training. Part 2, The Training Program, covers: preservice/inservice/clinical education; use of manuals; learner-focused training; role playing; advocacy and client interviewing; advocacy and investigation; informal advocacy with administrative agencies; advocacy and formal administrative hearings; the conducting of a formal hearing; advocacy and dealing with professionals and bureaucrats; advocacy and legal research; advocacy and legal writing; advocates, preventive law, and self-advocacy; advocacy and the paralegal's own agency; supervision and training; teaching substantive law; trainee problems; and evaluation of the training program. Supplementary materials (Evaluation Score Card for identifying advocacy techniques, Hearing Preparation Checklist, guidelines on conducting a cross examination, a dialogue on evidence, label quiz for analyzing statements of witnesses, guidelines for introducing or objecting to documentary evidence at hearings, and a Civil Servant's Personality Zone chart) are appended to individual chapters. A selected bibliography on paralegal training also is included. (EA)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Inquiry, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Job Training, Legal Assistants, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Paraprofessional Personnel, Preservice Teacher Education, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Research Skills, Role Playing, Teaching Guides
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