The Paralegal Certificate online program will prepare you for success in this growing career field. You’ll learn about the American legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. This self-paced, Web-based program will get you ready for an entry-level paralegal position, and it'll prepare you to take the Certified Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant (CP/CLA) certification exam. You'll be paired with an instructor for one-on-one assistance, and you'll also receive free access to NALA Campus and Westlaw! Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a voucher to sit for the Certified Paralegal exam.
Understand the common responsibilities and duties of paralegals
Know how the paralegal field is regulated
Understand ethics for attorneys and paralegals
Be familiar with how the American legal system is structured and how it operates
Be able to perform legal analyses
Conduct legal interviews
Understand the duties of a litigation assistant in the four stages of litigation
Conduct legal research
Implement guidelines and proper etiquette for legal writing
Understand methods of formal and informal administrative advocacy
Prerequisite: In order to enroll in this program, you must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. We also recommend that you have computer skills, including knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (especially Word and PowerPoint) and good keyboarding skills (60 words per minute or faster). Also helpful are good skills in English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition.
Requirements: This course can be taken on a PC (Windows XP or later) or Mac (OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later). Use the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari. Microsoft office is not included in enrollment.
Introduction to Paralegalism, by William Statsky
Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work, by Roger Miller and Mary Meinzinger
Access to Westlaw: Legal Solutions
After Successful completion of the course and financial obligation, you will recieve access to the Certified Paralegal Exam review self-study course which includes membership and access to self-study courses.
Note:This course meets one of the requirements for taking the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant (CP/CLA) certification exam(s). Students must meet additional requirements for eligibility. Eligibility requirements can be found at www.nala.org
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You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 12 months to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.