Designed for Beginning and Advanced Legal workers
This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which legal assistants are most in demand. There are no prerequisites, but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each weekly session. This program will help students increase their office's efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from St. Cloud State University. To receive a Certificate, students must pass six quizzes and successfully complete five legal document writing assignments.
Students can expect 10-15 hours of homework (reading) each week.
Course Outline - Paralegal I
Course Outline - Paralegal II
The online course is completed in two consecutive seven-week sessions. Both sessions must be successfully completed in order to receive a certificate. Students may begin their course study with any online session offered (Session I or Session II).
Upcoming Online Session Dates:
October 20 - December 5, 2014
January 12- February 27, 2015
March 9 - April 24, 2015
May 4 - June 19, 2015
June 29 - August 14, 2015
Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.
Live Lecture classes will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. over a 6 week period. 84 Classroom hours.
Live Lecture classes will be held at:
When: Saturdays and Sundays, November 1 - December 14, 2014
(No class November 29 & 30)
Where: SCSU Welcome Center
355 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301
NOTE: Free, convenient, secure indoor parking!
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 27, 2014
WESTLAW (online legal research access): $89
Informational Power Point - employment outlook, earnings, etc.
For further information visit the Center for Legal Studies Paralegal course web site or contact Tammy at Tammy@SCSUTraining.com.
Program Flyer (PDF)
NOTE: Tuition Costs will increase on January 1, 2015
Online Registration - click on link under Online or Live below
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Books may be ordered through our partner, Center for Legal Studies. More information at the registration site. Click on prices above
Required Books: $345
Registration by phone at 1-800-522-7737 (pay by credit card)
If online registration isn’t an option, please call SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-4962; you'll be asked to fill out the registration form below and pay by check.
Registration Form (PDF)
If you'd like to spread your payments over 3 months you can consider using our payment plan. If you are registering using the Payment Plan complete the process below then complete and submit the Registration Form above.
Payment Plan - once you have completed this process please fill out the registration form above.
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