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Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this paralegal training:

This program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. You will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.

There are no prerequisites to take the course, but you will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each session. This program will help you to increase your office’s efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills. 

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Session 1: Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and the Litigation Process focuses on the history of American jurisprudence, the theory of law, the legal process, and the nature of litigation. Discussion will cover pre-trial, trial and post-trial procedures as well as an in-depth coverage of legal ethics. You will know how to prepare a Complaint/Petition, Answer, Third Party Complaint/Petition, and Motion for Summary Judgment.

Session 2: Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate covers the rules of evidence and civil procedure. Basic interviewing and investigation techniques and the development and use of demonstrative evidence will also be explained. You will prepare discovery matter such as Interrogatories, Request for Admissions and Request for Production of Documents.

Session 3: Identifying Relevant Authority covers how to identify relevant law, determine the differences between primary and secondary authority, and between mandatory and persuasive authority, and learn how to find and apply authority through the use of hypothetical situations.

Session 4: Introduction to Legal Research will teach you research techniques for use in legal memoranda, motions, and briefs. Primary and secondary source materials will be discussed, and a concise approach to legal research will be developed including an introduction to Westlaw Online Legal Research.

Session 5: Legal Research Practice & Document Preparation develops research skills with emphasis on statutes and case laws. Numerous research assignments will be given, discussed, and critiqued. You will learn how to prepare legal documents relating to real property, corporations, partnerships, wills, trusts, bankruptcy, and domestic relations.

Session 6: Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure will concentrate on the preparation and critique of legal memoranda, including an Interoffice Memorandum of Law and Appellate Brief as well as principles of appellate procedure.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

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All camps are subject to cancellation by Wagner College due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation by Wagner College, you will receive a full refund. Once a camp has begun, no refunds will be issued. Any cancellations made by campers prior to camp start date will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee per camper per camp session.

Fall and Spring Cancellation Policy for Children and Teen Programs

All programs are subject to cancellation by Wagner College due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation by Wagner College, you will receive a full refund. Once a program has begun, no refunds will be issued. Any cancellations made by students prior to camp start date will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee per student per program.

Cancellation Policy for Adult Continuing Education Classes

All courses and workshops are subject to cancellation by Wagner College if the minimum enrollment is not attained. In the event of cancellation by Wagner College, students will be notified and refunds will be issued in full in the same form of payment made by the student at registration. If the student must cancel his/her registration, a refund will be issued if Wagner College Department for Lifelong Learning is notified of cancellation at least 3 business days prior to the start of class, minus a cancellation fee. Any cancellations less than 3 business days prior to class start will forfeit a refund. No refunds will be given for online classes once the class begins. In some instances, extensions may be granted for online classes at the discretion of the instructor and institution for an additional fee.
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Is this course worth the investment? Will I be employable after completion?
Answer from Sharon G. Verified Educator
Yes, the course is intensive and is well regarded in preparing one to be a paralegal. We cannot guarantee employment, but many students have gained employment after successfully completing the course. Any prior legal experience in a law firm is a plus.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The school The student will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. They suggest looking at an online job board like Indeed, CareerBuilder, etc. to see what employers are requiring experience and education prior to taking the class. Hope this helps!
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How much will be cost to cover this book or is it coming along with total price itself $1395?
Answer from Elijah C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Textbooks are not included in the $1395 class price. The price for the Paralegal Certificate Course© Workbook is $49. Hope this helps!

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