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Introduction to Being Paralegal

  • Beginner
  • 16 and older
  • $49
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  • 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 4 hours

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  • $49
  • 4 hours
  • $5 Materials Fee will be collected at the start of class.
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What you'll learn in this paralegal training:

Do you want to learn the fundamentals of the paralegal profession, broaden your skill-set, and gain a greater understanding of the law? A paralegal can earn a salary of $50,000.00 per year working with law firms, government agencies, businesses, and a variety of other organizations in a diverse range of legal specialties. Paralegals are continually in demand as they play a key role in optimizing legal services provided to clients.

In this four-hour introductory class, you will learn what a paralegal does, several of the skills needed to become a successful paralegal, and how to begin a career as a paralegal. From legal research and writing to trial preparation, familiarize yourself with new skills including:
  • Citing case law; 
  • Briefing a case; 
  • Assisting clients with completing court forms; 
  • and Drafting basic pleadings. 
We will then apply this knowledge to real-world exercises.At the end of this course, you will be able to explain a paralegal’s role in the legal process, complete basic tasks assigned to a paralegal, and develop resumes focusing on essential paralegal abilities. 

Note: $5 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class.

Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $15.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $15 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid.
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $15 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • The school reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified.

Refund Policy:

  • No refunds will be given unless a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Refunds will not be issued under any other circumstances. Allow 2-3 weeks.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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