Paralegal Certificate Course

  • 14 Weeks
  • 65 Course Hours
  • $1,595

Overview

The Paralegal Certification Course is a 14 week online course.  To earn the Paralegal Certiication Course students must take the Paralegal I and Paralegal II course.

Paralegal I

Introduction to Paralegal Studies provides the foundation for the study of paralegalism. During the seven week course, you will gain an understanding of the American legal system and learn how you can be of assistance in the exciting field of law. Coursework in Paralegal I is equivalent to 45 class hours of study. This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

Paralegal II

Advanced Paralegal Concepts takes over where part one, Paralegal I leaves off. You will learn the advanced skills of legal research and writing, formal and informal advocacy, and appellate procedure. Coursework in Paralegal II is equivalent to 45 clock hours of study. This course will provide you with a working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.

Expectations

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of 8-12 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments. Assignments are due once a week.

Please note that no extensions will be granted for this online course.

70% is the minimum passing score on all tests and assignments for this course. Students may consider working ahead in the curriculum if they have the time. All assignments must be submitted to pass the course.

The entire program, Paralegal I and Paralegal II, runs 14 weeks; seven weeks for Paralegal I and seven weeks for Paralegal II. NOTE: To receive your Paralegal Certificate, students must enroll in, and successfully complete, both Paralegal I and Paralegal II. Paralegal I is a prerequisite for Paralegal II.

Overview

The Paralegal Certification Course is a 14 week online course.  To earn the Paralegal Certiication Course students must take the Paralegal I and Paralegal II course.

Paralegal I

Introduction to Paralegal Studies provides the foundation for the study of paralegalism. During the seven week course, you will gain an understanding of the American legal system and learn how you can be of assistance in the exciting field of law. Coursework in Paralegal I is equivalent to 45 class hours of study. This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

Paralegal II

Advanced Paralegal Concepts takes over where part one, Paralegal I leaves off. You will learn the advanced skills of legal research and writing, formal and informal advocacy, and appellate procedure. Coursework in Paralegal II is equivalent to 45 clock hours of study. This course will provide you with a working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.

Expectations

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of 8-12 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments. Assignments are due once a week.

Please note that no extensions will be granted for this online course.

70% is the minimum passing score on all tests and assignments for this course. Students may consider working ahead in the curriculum if they have the time. All assignments must be submitted to pass the course.

The entire program, Paralegal I and Paralegal II, runs 14 weeks; seven weeks for Paralegal I and seven weeks for Paralegal II. NOTE: To receive your Paralegal Certificate, students must enroll in, and successfully complete, both Paralegal I and Paralegal II. Paralegal I is a prerequisite for Paralegal II.