Paralegal Certificate

This rigorous program is designed to prepare participants with essential skills needed to become professional paralegals. Participants will learn the essentials of legal terminology, ethics, research, and writing before advancing to substantive law courses of family law, criminal, and civil law, real estate, probate, bankruptcy and employment law.

Program Admission:

Entrance into the Paralegal Certificate Program requires the following:
1. Completion of the Paralegal Program Application

2. Submission of a college transcript showing completion of 60+ hours.

If a potential participant has less than 60 hours of college credit, they must submit a transcript, history of work experience and a letter of reference.

3. This program will require that you have access to a computer and internet outside of class. Participants are required to have a previous working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

You must know the following:
Microsoft Word: Navigation of the menu and ribbons; standard business formats for memos, letters, invoices; mail, directory, and document merge; formatting & formatting for printing.

Microsoft Excel: Navigation of the menu and ribbons; set up a workbook; inputting basic formulas including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and cell references.

Required Courses:

Legal Terminology
Legal Ethics
Employment Law
Paralegal Career Preparation
Civil Law & Advanced Civil Discovery
Trial Prep & Technology in the Law Office
Legal Research and Writing
Family Law
Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals
Real Estate Law (Online course) - click here to be directed to the course
Bankruptcy Law (Online course) - click here to be directed to the course
Probate Law and Estate Planning (Online course) - click here to be directed to the course

Total Program Cost: $3010* (Includes $75.00 Application and Certificate Fee)
Upon completion of the program, participants must complete the Paralegal Certificate Request Form, submit it to the Continuing Education office and pay the $75.00 processing fee.

Click on the courses below for course description and further details.

Course NameMeetsBeginsEndsFee
Agreed DivorceTu : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM07/12/2207/19/22149.00
Courtroom Demeanor and Testimony for the ParalegalTu : 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM08/09/2208/16/22149.00
Trial Preparation & Technology in the Law OfficeTh : 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM08/25/2210/27/22350.00
Legal Assistant Certificate BootcampM, Tu, W & Th : 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM07/11/2208/11/221350.00
Legal Research & WritingSa : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM10/22/2212/03/22435.00
Family LawW : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM11/02/2201/25/23175.00
Criminal Law and Procedure for ParalegalsW : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM11/02/2201/25/23175.00

These courses may be offered at a future date. Click the course Title link for more information.

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