Course Catalog - Paralegal Program
The UT Arlington Paralegal Certificate Program is designed to provide an education to students that will allow them to pursue excellence in their paralegal studies. The UT Arlington Paralegal Certificate Program has been modeled after the American Bar Association and Professional Paralegal Association, such as NALA and NFPA, standards. Although the program is not accredited by the ABA the UT Arlington Paralegal Certificate Program goal is to offer students the skills necessary to work affectively as a paralegal at a standard that is equal to the requirements set by ABA.
Students who successfully complete the UT Arlington Paralegal Certificate Program will be able to:
Understand and demonstrate the functions, skills, and roles of paralegals.
Learn effective writing and analytical techniques.
Understand the ethical standards applicable to paralegals including knowing and avoiding the unauthorized practice of law.
Conduct legal research and follow standard legal procedures.
Understand and use legal terminology correctly and work effectively within a law office and within the court systems.
Perform standard paralegal tasks in basic areas which include but are not limited to: legal interviewing and investigation, law office management, computer applications in the law, civil procedure, mediation and arbitration, computer-assisted legal research, and perform specific paralegal tasks in one or more of the specialty areas we offer.
Paralegal Certificate Program Required Courses
(effective January 1, 2013)
Intro to Legal System
Real Estate Law
Criminal Law & Procedure
Civil Law & Advanced Civil Discovery
Trial Prep & Technology in the Law Office
Paralegal Certificate Program Elective Courses (Choose 3)
(effective January 1, 2013)
Intellectual Property Law
Intro to Business Law/Trans.
Probate Law & Estate Planning
Law Office Management
Rules of Court
Introduction to Negotiation
Basic Mediation Training
Mediation in the Employment Sector
Live courses are offered in a 10-week format and meet for 1.5 hours one night per week or on Saturday for a total of 15 hours per course. Live courses start and end according to the UT Arlington regular 4 quarter calendar. Please consult the UT Arlington Continuing Education Catalog or Website for information on start dates and course offerings for the live classes.
Online courses may be started at anytime and are self-facilitated. Online courses are completely self-contained with video lectures, text, hyperlinks, additional resources, self-assessment quizzes and assignments. Some courses have required textbooks that are not included in the price of the course. To access an online course you will need a computer with a high-speed Internet connection and a browser to access the Internet. You can register for an online course the same way you would register for a live course.
You may complete the Paralegal Certificate Program by taking a combination of Live and Online courses.
Original Paralegal Program Course Requirements and Elective Options
The program application fee is $75.00. The fees for live courses are $175.00 and $250.00 for online courses. A student may elect to pay for the entire certificate program in advance and receive a free course. Please contact our office at 817-272-2581 if you would like to take advantage of our prepayment program. This must be paid before the start of the first class in the certificate program. The course fee does not include books. Books may be purchased from the UT Arlington Bookstore.
Courses are offered on a rotating basis each quarter.
Application and Admission
Click Here to Complete the Paralegal Application
Entrance into the Paralegal Certificate Program requires the submission of a college transcript showing 60+ hours. If a potential participant has less than 60 hours of college credit, please submit transcript, history of work experience and a letter of reference.
If it is impractical for the transcripts to accompany the application, they are expected to be on file within two weeks after the beginning of class. Any student who has not furnished a transcript within the required time will be dropped from classes with a grade of "F".
Course fees are payable prior to the start of classes. There are no refunds or transfers once classes begin. Classes cannot be audited.
NOTE: Each student seeking a position in the Legal field should have computer training and possess keyboarding experience. These classes can be obtained through other programs in Continuing Education. All courses meet the requirements of the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. for continuing legal education credit toward maintenance of the Certified Legal Assistant Credential.
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|Legal Terminology||W : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, 10 Sessions||04/23/14||06/25/14||175.00|| |
|Legal Ethics||W : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM, 10 Sessions||04/23/14||06/25/14||175.00|| |
|Trial Preparation & Technology in the Law Office||Tu : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM, 10 Sessions||07/15/14||09/16/14||175.00|| |
|Civil Law & Advanced Civil Discovery for Paralegals||Tu : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, 10 Sessions||07/15/14||09/16/14||175.00|| |
|Legal Writing||Sa : 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 10 Sessions||10/04/14||12/13/14||175.00|| |
|Family Law for Paralegals||W : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM, 10 Sessions||10/08/14||12/17/14||175.00|| |
|Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals||W : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, 10 Sessions||10/08/14||12/17/14||175.00|| |
|Legal Research||Sa : 9:00 AM - 12 N, 10 Sessions||10/04/14||12/13/14||250.00|| |
|Transformative Mediation||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, 8 Sessions||08/18/14||09/15/14||330.00|| |
|Mediation in the Employment Sector: Workplace Conflict||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 8 Sessions||10/06/14||10/29/14||349.00|| |
|Introduction to Negotiation||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM, 12 Sessions||06/30/14||08/06/14||389.00|| |
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