Introduction to the Paralegal Profession
Earn a paralegal certificate in as little as 4 weeks in this engaging on-line program.
This program provides an overview of the paralegal profession and an examination of the role of paralegals in the legal profession, including ethical issues that arise in the practice of law. The course will review the following topics: study techniques; the paralegal profession (its history, regulation, and anticipated growth); the American legal system; techniques for effective legal research, using both conventional print sources and electronic sources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet; legal writing and communications; interviewing and investigating; an overview of civil litigation (the field in which paralegals are most commonly employed); other paralegal practice specialties (including business associations, real estate, estate planning, and family law); career strategies, including how to prepare a resume, look for a job, negotiate salaries, and
resign from a job; law firm structures and environments; and, finally, strategies for success in the workplace.
Dates: 11/3/20 to 11/24/20
Time: 6pm to 10pm EST