The Online Paralegal Certificate Course
An Intensive Two-Part Program for Professionals Online!
This intensive, nationally acclaimed
program is designed for beginning as
well as advanced legal workers. All
classes are online.
What You Will Learn
Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which legal assistants are most in demand. There are no prerequisites, but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each weekend session. This program will help students increase their office’s efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills.
Successful graduates of both the core and the advanced courses will be awarded Certificates of Completion for each from CSU Dominguez Hills. To receive a Certificate, students must pass the tests and writing assignments for both the core and advanced courses. Certificates will be mailed to successful graduates within six to eight weeks of completion of each course. These certificates provide an individual with the recognition that he or she has achieved the level of professional knowledge and competency necessary to work within the legal field, and it is designed to satisfy the requirements of California Business Professionals Code §6450.
For the most up-to-date list of texts needed for the CORE course visit http://www.legalstudies.com/courses/paralegal.html. For the texts for the Advanced course visit http://www.legalstudies.com/courses/advancedparalegal.html.
Students may obtain Westlaw access
for the duration of one, seven-week online session for only $89. This
is required for the second half of part I (core). Contact
the Center for Legal Studies once you are enrolled in the
program for further information.
California State University, Dominguez Hills online paralegal classes are convenient for people who live or work anywhere, including
Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo,Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood
and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.
Subject matter to be covered in Part I includes:
• Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and the Litigation Process
• Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate
• Identifying Relevant Authority
• Introduction to Legal Research
• Legal Research Practice
• Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure
• Introduction to Computer and Law Office Administration
To receive a certificate, students must complete at least six of the fifteen
substantive law topics. Students may choose any of the following topics:
• Advanced Legal Research and Writing
• Bankruptcy Law Practice
• Business Law Practice
• Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
• Criminal Law
• Criminal Procedure
• Education Law
• Estate Planning: Probate, Wills and Trusts
• Family Law
• Immigration Law
• Intellectual Property
• Mediation and Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
• Real Property Law
• Victim Advocacy
• Water Law
For more information
Call 310-243-3741 or 877-GO-HILLS or enroll online
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
National Paralegal Association
California Alliance of Paralegal Association
International Paralegal Management
Los Angeles Paralegal Association
California State University Dominguez Hills provides the following information for its online and distance learning students in compliance with State Authorization information & Consumer Complaints federal Title IV regulation. Federal law [Section668.43(b)] requires all institutions must disclose to all students or prospective students the complaint agency in all states where students reside.
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