Paralegal 1: An Introduction

Paralegal 1: An Introduction

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Course Hours: 
360
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$1,500.00
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Paralegal 1: An Introduction uses real-world examples to cover all the topics a student needs to know to prepare for their paralegal career. Topics covered include career development, ethics and professional responsibility, pretrial preparation, trial proceedings, and legal interviewing and investigation. Learn guidelines for performing legal research and analysis and standards for legal communications and writing. Take the steps to develop your Paralegal career today! 

Prerequisite(s): None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the job description and classifications of the paralegal profession
  • Define law ethics, the categories of law, and the court system
  • List the steps involved in trial and pretrial procedures
  • Recall techniques for effective legal research and analysis
  • Recognize guidelines for legal writing and communications

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 1
The Paralegal Career

  • What is a Paralegal?
  • Paralegal Tasks
  • Educational Options
  • Skills and Attributes
  • Career Opportunities
  • Compensation
  • Organizational Structure of Law Firms
  • Filing Procedures
  • Communications
  • Law Office Culture and Politics

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 2
American Law and Court Systems

  • Regulation of Attorneys
  • Attorney Ethics
  • Regulation of Paralegals
  • Sources of American Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Statutory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Basic Judicial Requirements
  • Federal and State Court Systems

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 3
Online Legal Research and Analysis

  • Researching Case Law
  • Case Reporting System
  • Analyzing Case Law
  • Researching Constitutional and Statutory Law
  • Analyzing Statutory Law
  • Legal Resources on the Internet
  • Lexis and Westlaw
  • Alternative Legal Research Sources
  • Conducting Online Research

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 4
Legal Writing and Civil Litigation

  • Receiving a Writing Assignment
  • Tools for Writers
  • Pleadings, Discovery and Motions
  • General Legal Correspondence
  • The Legal Memorandum
  • Preliminaries and Pleadings
  • Discovery of Electronic Evidence
  • Maintenance of Electronic Records
  • Pretrial Motions

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 5
Interviews, Investigations and Trial Procedures

  • Planning for the Interview
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Interviewing Clients
  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Planning and Conducting Investigations
  • Preparing for Trial
  • Jury Selection
  • Post-trial Motions and Procedures

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 6
Criminal, Tort and Consumer Law

  • Defining Crime
  • Types of Crime
  • Cyber Crime
  • Prosecution
  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Consumer Law

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 7
Contracts, Insurance Law and Family Law

  • Requirements to Form a Valid Contract
  • Defenses to Contract Enforceability
  • Sales Contracts and Warranties
  • Contract Performance and Remedies
  • Online Contracting and Electronic Signatures
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Real Property
  • Insurance Law
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 8
Employment Law, Bankruptcy and Environmental Law

  • Forms of Business Organization
  • Agency Law
  • Employment Law
  • Bankruptcy Code
  • Liquidation Proceedings
  • Individual Repayment Plans
  • Reorganizations
  • Environmental Law

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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