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Paralegal Certificate

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Description

The definition of a paralegal (sometimes called a legal assistant or lawyer's assistant) is an individual who is not an attorney, but performs tasks requiring knowledge of the law. Paralegals are commonly employed by law offices and work for lawyers. They may also work independently in private practice as freelance paralegals, for the government, or in corporations.

Paralegals often handle the legal paperwork involved with many areas of the law as it is less expensive to allow a paralegal to handle this than an attorney.

This online, generalist, entry-level program gives a comprehensive overview of paralegal roles and responsibilities. The program is recommended for people with a minimum of a high school diploma/GED or those in the legal profession seeking advancement or career change.

Legal Assistant / Paralegal Course Curriculum Detail

  • Law - Its Origin, Nature and Development & Contracts
  • Torts
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Property
  • Real Property
  • Pleadings in Civil Actions, Practice in Civil Actions, Criminal Procedures
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Partnerships & Corporations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Powers of Congress
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Ethics for Paralegals

Course Materials:

  • Modern American Law Series
  • Law Glossary
  • Black's Law Dictionary (Pocket Edition)
  • Legal Research and Writing - Part I Study Unit
  • Legal Research and Writing - Part II Study Unit
  • Paralegal Career Starter, by Jo Lynn Southard
  • How to Find a Job as a Paralegal Study Guide
  • Ethics for Paralegals Study Unit
  • Access to the Online Student Center

Outcomes

This online, generalist, entry-level program gives a comprehensive overview of paralegal roles and responsibilities.

Assessment

course quick facts
course code PRO1062
cost $1625.00
estimated time to
complete course
240 Hours
course materials
available
12 Months