Online Paralegal Study Program

Midwest Paralegal Study Program, in partnership with Richland Community College, is offering a 12-month Paralegal certificate of completion. The five-class generalist and entry-level program gives a comprehensive overview of paralegal roles and responsibilities. Recommended for people with a minimum of a high school diploma/GED or for those in the legal profession seeking advancement or career change. If you elect to take individual classes instead of the complete 5 course program, you will not receive a program certificate of completion. For dates, program details, and questions, contact the instructor, Zoran Perovanovich via e-mail, zoran1990@juno.com or visit www.paralegalstudies.com. You must register at RCC; (217) 875-7211, ext. 265 seven days before the start date.

This course begins with a one hour orientation seminar held online for you to discover if this program may be the new career field change for you! http://www.paralegalstudies.com/free_orientation.htm

Classes offered by Richland Community College through Midwest Paralegal Study Program

Paralegal Research – WKS 8711

  • Time: Online
  • Instructor: Zoran Perovanovich
  • Cost: $195 (Inc. all study materials online)

This course will coach you in paralegal research and writing tools. All students will access law resources online and at the local library once a week for specific assignments. In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law applying the same to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC reasoning technique. All work must be submitted online.

Paralegal Jurisprudence – WKS 8712

  • Time: Online
  • Instructor: Zoran Perovanovich
  • Cost: $195 (Inc. all study materials online)

This course will coach you in the paralegal profession including many of the more popular entry-level areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, probate, real estate, and many others). All students will be required to select and pursue at least one specialty area and write a twelve-part report for substantive career development. Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online.

Paralegal Litigation – WKS 8713

  • Time: Online
  • Instructor: Zoran Perovanovich
  • Cost: $195 (Inc. all study materials online)

This course will coach you in litigation and trial support used by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work. All students will be required to visit a local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeals. In addition, each student will be asked to make a presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online.

Paralegal Management – WKS 8714

  • Time: Online
  • Instructor: Zoran Perovanovich
  • Cost: $195 (Inc. all study materials online)

This course will coach you in paralegal office manager tools at work. All students will be required to network/mentor with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and /or government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class. All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online.

Paralegal Career – WKS 8715

  • Time: Online
  • Instructor: Zoran Perovanovich
  • Cost: $195 (Inc. all study materials online)

This course will coach you in paralegal job search/portfolio method and will help you identify special legal skills that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market. All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal career portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation. Each student will also post an eResume online at the end of the class.