Let our quality Paralegal Certification Program help you to achieve your dreams of having a secure career making a great income. Train at home using our online Internet training programs
This Program provides the most effective way to start the process of becoming a paralegal (also known as Legal Assistant). Our Paralegal basic courses are self-paced and conducted 100% online. It includes the full range of courses needed to pass the CLA certification exam and has the required 900 hour duration. Please check your state requirements as Californiarequires a Bachelors degree or may have additional guidlines.
As law firms get pressed by their clients to cut back on their billing, there is more demand for paralegals as a less costly way to get work done instead of having expensive attorneys billing clients. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal openings will grow much faster than average and job opportunities are expected to be very good in the coming years.
Courses included (in required order):
Most students complete this program in 6-9 months, however one full year will be available.
This paralegal training course focuses on the legal concepts, procedures, and skills that are used in a wide variety of legal environments. It is designed to teach the functions and processes of institutions in the U.S. legal system, roles and issues in the paralegal field, legal ethics, and selected specialties of law.
The course includes a listing of important skills, including legal analysis, communication, legal research, computer knowledge, legal drafting, investigation, interviewing witnesses, client relationships, and office organization. If you complete it, you should be prepared for a challenging and responsible career in the legal environment.
|Lesson 1: The Profession
||Lesson 2: The Law
|Lesson 3: The Court System
||Lesson 4: Civil Litigation
|Lesson 5: The Law Office
||Lesson 6: Interview and Investigation
|Lesson 7: Legal Writing
||Lesson 8: Research and Citation
This course focuses on law specialties, complete with samples of pleadings, formats, and citations. It is designed to teach the functions and processes of institutions in the U.S. legal system, roles and issues in the field, and selected specialties of law. It discusses employment opportunities and provides dozens of websites for research purposes to enhance your educational skills on-line and build your own personal Cybrary.
The law specialties covered in detail include Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Law of Contracts, Family Law, Torts and Tortfeasors, Litigation, Criminal Law, and Real Estate Law.
|Lesson 1: Bankruptcy
||Lesson 2: Bu siness Law
|Lesson 3: Contract Law
||Lesson 4: Family Law
|Lesson 5: Torts & Tortfeasors
||Lesson 6: Litigation
|Lesson 7: Criminal Law
||Lesson 8: Real Estate Law
|Lesson 9: Wills and Trusts
Introduction to the Professional Staff: Enhancing the Firms Professional Image
Sometimes we get so comfortable in our jobs and with our co-workers that we overlook simple common courtesies or blend social and business interactions much too freely. Whether your office culture is conservative or casual, your firms professional image should never be in question. Clients are impressed by a staff that knows how to treat them professionally and exceptionally. And they expect that a professional law firm will employ a professional staff. Does your staff pass the test?
Ethics for Legal Staff
Every seemingly normal firm hides a potential ethics clash an event that changes it forever. And what is that event? A story of ignored rules, uneducated staff, inadvertent disclosures, or just plain mistakes that gives us a profile of what we need to learn from every breach of ethics.
Based on Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 5.03, Responsibilities Regarding Non-lawyer Assistants
Email Netiquette: Making Email Work for YOU
Email is such a large part of our business lives that we can’t imagine ever being without it. It’s become so commonplace that we end up doing most of our communicating with it for our prospects, clients, vendors, co-workers, and even our friends. And yet, many of us don’t really know how to use email in the most efficient and effective way. Human communication is approximately 90% body language, 8% tonality, and 2% written word. With email, the first 98% is removed. If not done properly, email can actually hamper communication with vagueness, unclear requests, ineffective language, and unintentional meanings.
We will explore the protocol of using email effectively, efficiently, unobtrusively, politely, and with rules governing socially acceptable behavior (etiquette) over the internet (net) Email Netiquette!