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Interviewing and Investigating: Essentials Skills for the Paralegal, Eighth Edition

Stephen P. Parsons


  • ISBN: 9781543840209

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  • Description

    Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Paralegal, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough and practical approach to helping paralegal students establish a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating skills. And it does so by carefully placing that instruction in exactly the context of civil disputes, criminal prosecutions, and commercial business transactions where modern lawyers need assistants with those skills. The text contains materials to train students how to identify and locate witnesses, obtain vital information from both public and private sources, and how to arrange and conduct effective interviews of clients and witnesses, both in the office and in the field.  The text uses not just explanations, examples, and illustrations, but realistic case studies with vetted student role-playing assignments to accomplish its pedagogical goals. The text with supporting materials is written by Stephen P. Parsons, an experienced practitioner, teacher, and author.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF)
    Preface (PDF)

    Publication Date: 9/15/2021
    Copyright Year: 2022
    Pages: 608
    Print: 9781543840209

  • Author Information

    Stephen P. Parsons

    Stephen P. Parsons has been licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee for more than 40 years. He was a partner in the Stophel, Caldwell and Heggie law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee and later in the Wagner, Myers & Sanger firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, specializing in commercial law and tort litigation. Thereafter he was the principal in The Parsons Law Firm in Greeneville, Tennessee. From 2006 to 2015 he was a professor of law at Appalachian School of Law in Buchanan County, Virginia, where he taught Evidence, Contracts, Sales, Debtor-Creditor Law, Civil Trial Practice, and Appellate Advocacy. He retired from the school of law in 2015 as Associate Professor of Law Emeritus. Prior to service at the school of law, he was active in paralegal education having served as the initial program director for the Paralegal Studies Program at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee where he was a tenured professor and chair of the Legal Studies Department.

    Parsons received his B.A. degree from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a double major in Speech and Religion. He received his J.D. from The University of Tennessee College of Law, finishing first in his graduating class and was selected for inclusion in the Order of the Coif. While a law student, Parsons received book awards for achieving the high grade in five different courses: Torts, Evidence, Corporations, Administrative Law, and Bills & Notes. He also won the Advocates Prize Moot Court competition as a law student and was named Best Oralist in the competition.

    In addition to Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, now in its eighth edition, Professor Parsons is the author of The ABC’s of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law, now in its sixth edition. He is also author of Consumer Bankruptcy Law and co-author of Business Bankruptcy, both titles in the Wolters Kluwer Focus Casebook Series.

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