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Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook

  • Deborah E. Bouchoux
  • Susan M. Sullivan
Series / Aspen College Series
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Written by authors with extensive experience in placing paralegal students in successful internships and permanent jobs, Internships through Employment: The Paralegal Job Hunter's Handbook is the only text in the field to focus on internships and permanent employment.

Divided into three sections and#8212; internships, finding the right permanent job, and ensuring success in the workplace and#8212; this concise handbook offers:

  • practical information with a variety of samples including cover and thank-you letters, sample resumes, and sample job-hunting portfolio pages
  • valuable advice not covered elsewhere, such as how to quit a job without burning bridges, how to interview by telephone, how to get around the and#8220;no referenceand#8221; rule, how to respond to online job postings, as well as realistic advice on inappropriate workplace behaviors and ethical concerns
  • a readable, accessible style

Bouchoux and Sullivan, both with wide-ranging practical and teaching experience, have designed this outstanding text to be useful as a coursebook as well as a handbook:

  • each chapter includes Web references, ethics tips, discussion questions, and sample assignments
  • extensive appendices include job hunting resources, sample resumes, sample cover letters and other types of correspondence, and paralegal resources to help job hunters

This book is part of a comprehensive teaching package that includes PowerPoint slides and an extensive Instructorand#8217;s Manual featuring:

  • sample syllabi
  • Internship Timelines: What To Do When in Your Internship Program
  • suggestions for in-class activities and projects for each chapter
  • answers to discussion questions and Web Work questions
  • advice on running a successful internship program
  • numerous forms to be used in an internship program, including:
    • Letter to Law Firm to Inquire About Internship Placement
    • Internship Application Form
    • Internship Contract
    • Memo to Students Regarding Internship Policies
    • Internship Assignment Form
    • Internship Progress Report
    • Evaluation Forms to be Used by Internship Supervisors
    • Evaluation Forms to be Used by Student Interns
    • Time Sheet/Daily Log

*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law andamp; Business at 800.529.7545 or

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About the authors
Deborah E. Bouchoux
Georgetown University

Deborah E. Bouchoux is a licensed attorney with more than twenty-five years of experience in legal education. She has taught at various universities, including the University of San Diego, Marymount University, and George Washington University. For the past 15 years, she has been an instructor in the Paralegal Studies Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches a variety of subjects, including Legal Research and Writing, Advanced Writing Seminar, and Business Organizations. Her publications include the following texts: * emLegal Research and Writing for Paralegalsem * emBusiness Organizations for Paralegalsem * emFundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegalsem * emIntellectual Property for Paralegalsem * emProtecting Your Company’s Intellectual Propertyem * emCite Checker: A Hands-On Guide to Citation Formem * emCite-Mateem (a guide to citation form) * emThe Practical Paralegal: Strategies for Successem * emAspen Handbook for Legal Writersem Ms. Bouchoux has spoken on a variety of legal topics at private law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and various government agencies, including the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the U.S. Tax Court. She is a frequent speaker for the National Capital Area Paralegal Association and has been nominated for its Annual Recognition Award. Ms. Bouchoux was in private practice for more than twenty years, practicing in the fields of corporate and intellectual property law and served as in-house counsel for a technology company in northern Virginia. Ms. Bouchoux graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. in American Studies from San Diego State University and summa cum laude with her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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