Course Descriptions

Paralegal Certificate Course (90 hours/ 9 CEUs)

An introduction to paralegal studies, providing the foundation for the study of becoming a paralegal. 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.

Course topics include:

  • Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and Litigation Process
  • Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate
  • Identifying Relevant Authority
  • Introduction to Legal Research
  • Legal Research Practice
  • Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course (270 hours/ 27 CEUs)

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.

Course topics include:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation)
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Estate Planning
  • Water Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Immigration Law
  • Education Law
  • Criminal Procedures