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
Schedule of Online sessions:
July 1- August 16
August 26 - October 11, 2013
October 21 - December 6, 2013
January 13 - February 28, 2014
March 10 - April 25, 2014
May 5 - June 20, 2014
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).
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.
Session 1: "Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and the Litigation Process"
Session 2: "Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate"
Session 3: "Identifying Relevant Authority"
Session 4: "Introduction to Legal Research"
Session 5: "Legal Research Practice"
Session 6: "Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure"
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.
Schedule of Live Lecture sessions:
October 12 - November 17, 2013
Required Books: $345
WESTLAW (online legal research access): $75
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.
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Register online (see above table), by phone at 1-800-522-7737 or by calling SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-6100.
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