Business and Professional

Discover a Career as a Paralegal

10 Hours
1 Month

The demand for skilled paralegal is rapidly growing. If you are interested in a dynamic career in a high demand, rewarding profession, this course is for you. This course provides a look into becoming a paralegal and their day to day responsibilities. We will take a deep dive into the training and requirements for pursuing a successful career in this field. Lastly, this course will look at the evolution, current trends, and facts of working in the legal industry as a paralegal.

Upon completion of this course you will:
• Know about the paralegal role
• Have an understanding of the history of law and the legal system
• Know the evolution of the paralegal position
• Understand the training, certification, and requirements to work in this field

Discover a Career as a Paralegal Module 1
(Introduction, Lessons 1 and 2)
Paralegal Duties

Module one provides an overview of the judicial system and work possibilities for the paralegal. Paralegals can work in a variety of places such as large corporate level departments, federal, state and local governments, as well as legal aid offices and unions. Common law categories and job opportunities are also covered.

Duties of a Paralegal in a Law Firm and Public Sector
Skills Required by a Paralegal
Importance of the Legal Precedence in American Jurisprudence
Paralegal Specialties
Categories Used to Describe Types of Law
Discover a Career as a Paralegal Module 2
(Lessons 3 and 4)
Legal Authority

When researching and writing legal material, a paralegal must first gather and cite sources possessing mandatory, or binding, authority to the court litigating the case. Module two covers the importance of a paralegal’s role for the law team in fact-finding missions. Knowing the aim of the investigation and following through with factual sources of information is a key to a paralegal’s success in this realm of his or her job duties.

Explanation of Mandatory and Persuasive Authority
Understanding of Primary and Secondary Authority
The Court Doctrine of Stare Decisis
Preparing Legal Documents
Gathering Evidence as a Paralegal
Discover a Career as a Paralegal Module 3
(Lessons 5 and 6)
Legal Research

Module three covers preparation, professionalism, directing tone and driving the avenue of a conversation. A paralegal must ensure the information discussed in an interview provides quality information and facts.

This module discusses applicable law that involves the regulation, executive order, judicial decision or statute that determines the legal standing of an issue or a case.

Preparing for the Initial Interview
Searching for Applicable Law
Pre-Trial Duties for a Paralegal in a Civil Case
Differences Between Procedural and Substantive Law
Criminal Trial Procedures
Discover a Career as a Paralegal Module 4
(Lessons 7 and 8, Conclusion)
Effective Writing Style

For a paralegal, effective writing involves keeping it simple and to the point. This module discusses proper writing styles, proofreading and correcting errors. Module four covers implementing a good filing system, organizing those files and ways of retrieving them with speed. We will also discuss rules of ethics in providing sound legal advice to clients.

Effective Writing for a Paralegal
Mastering the Mechanics of Writing
Maintaining a Good Filing System
Most Important Rules of Ethics
Using a Calendar System for Time Management

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Relevancy – With annual reviews and enhancements, this program guarantees accurate and relevant curriculum that meets employer requirements for the knowledge and skills demanded to successfully enter the workforce.
Career Readiness – Our Career Kit is designed to provide students with the practical tools they’ll need to help find a job once they have completed training and earned their certification. With our Career Kit, students are sure to impress! Using our practical templates and prompts, students can present their BEST self to future employers.
Curriculum Format – We believe career training should be engaging and fun, not exhausting, and boring. To achieve this, we have developed our program with a mix of formats including reading material, video lectures, procedure videos, interactive activities and games, knowledge check ins, and section assessments. By incorporating a balanced mixture of interactivity, engagement, and comprehension testing, this program ensures a well-rounded experience for students that will not only fully prepare them to enter the workforce but also provide a fun, entertaining way to learn. With real-life procedure videos, students are provided a combination of comprehensive instructions, visual and auditory demonstrations, and hands-on practice exercises.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Training With Us

With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.
Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.
We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.
Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.
Simulations and Case Studies
Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.
Engaging and Interactive
Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.