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Legal Assisting

Subject Headings

When doing research in the field of legal assisting it is helpful to know what terms you are going to use in your search. Below you will find some keywords/subject terms that will help you get started in your searching.

The following keywords or search phrases will work with the keyword search of the library catalog and in the databases that you will find on the Key Databases list in this research guide. The library catalog will search for books and is more limited in its content than the databases which are chosen for subject contents and has many articles from magazines, journals, and books.

  • Attorney fees
  • Civil Law
  • Client billing
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal law
  • Florida law
  • Interviews or Interviewing
  • Law and ethics
  • Law cases
  • Law office management
  • Law philosophy
  • Law reform
  • Legal assistants
  • Legal briefs
  • Legal composition (writing)
  • Legal consultation
  • Legal Information Systems
  • Legal reasoning
  • Legal research
  • Legal secretary
  • Legal theory
  • Paralegal

Browsing Guide

Browse for books about legal assisting by going to to following call number areas in the Reference Collection (second floor) or Circulating Collection (third floor). Reference books are for in-library-use only (do not check out); books on the third floor may be checked out.

Call Number Topic
KF320 Legal Assistants
KF318 - KF320 Law Office Management
KF240 - KF242 Legal Research
KF250 - KF251 Legal Composition
KF306 - KF318 Legal Ethics
KFF1 - KFF5624 Florida Law
KF888 - KF898 Business Law
KF504 - KF553 Family Law
KFF77 Florida Legal Assistants
KFF94 - KFF106 Florida Family Law
KFF126 - KFF130 Florida Real Estate Law
KFF205 - KFF234 Florida Business Law