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The Paralegal"s Guide to U. S. Government Jobs

J. Harris

The Paralegal"s Guide to U. S. Government Jobs

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Published by Federal Reports, Incorporated .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Counseling - Vocational Guidance,
  • Education / Teaching

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsLinda P. Sutherland (Editor), Richard L. Hermann (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11472552M
    ISBN 100929728076
    ISBN 109780929728070
    OCLC/WorldCa21557449

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