ERIC Number: ED134695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Paralegals: A Resource for Public Defenders and Correctional Services. Prescriptive Package.
Stein, John Hollister
Addressed to leaders of defender offices and inmate legal services programs, this document provides information with which to implement the paralegal concept. Stated objectives of the manual are as follows: (1) To tell administrators where successful projects are, (2) to steer administrators to other sources of information, (3) to describe optimum paralegal roles in defender offices and corrections legal services programs, and (4) to describe methods for hiring, training, and supervising paralegals. Chapter 2 of the manual covers defender paralegal services from arrest through appeals. Chapter 3 deals with paralegal services for correctional inmates and covers a broad body of criminal, civil, and administrative law. Chapter 4 discusses guidelines in planning to use paralegals, and chapter 5 discusses training new paralegals. Appendixes comprise approximately two thirds of the manual and are titled Excerpts from "The Trial Assistants' Manual" Metropolitan (Portland) Public Defender); Excerpts from the Paralegal Manual Prisoners' Rights Project (Massachusetts); A "Defender/Corrections Aide Career Lattice"; The "Paralegal Specialist Series," United States Civil Service Commission; Institutions Providing Educational or Training Programs for Paralegals; and Opening New Case Files: The "Client Information Form" and the "Multi-Processor Form." (TA)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Criminal Law, Human Services, Job Development, Job Training, Legal Assistants, Occupational Information, Paraprofessional Personnel, Personnel Selection, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recruitment, Resource Materials, Staff Role, Staff Utilization
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00399-1, $2.35)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.