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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, email@example.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.