Paralegal Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-PLA3
Program Duration: 12 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This training program combines a three course training track:

Paralegal 1: An Introduction

Paralegal 2: Intermediate

Paralegal 3: Advanced

Paralegals and legal assistants are found in all types of organizations, but most work for law firms, corporate legal departments, or government agencies. Paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. Paralegals can assume more responsibilities by specializing in areas such as litigation, personal injury, corporate law, criminal law, employee benefits, intellectual property, bankruptcy, immigration, family law, and real estate. In addition, experienced paralegals may assume supervisory responsibilities, such as overseeing team projects or delegating work to other paralegals.

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Pre-Requisites

Paralegal: An Introduction and Paralegal: Intermediate (Included in the course)

Job Outlook

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As employers try to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of legal services, they are expected to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. Following the cutbacks experienced during the recent recession, some law firms are rebuilding their support staff by hiring paralegals. Paralegals can be a less costly alternative to lawyers and perform a wider variety of duties, including tasks once done by lawyers. This will cause an increase in demand for paralegals and legal assistants.

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Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Comprehend the job description and classifications of the paralegal profession

Comprehend law ethics, the categories of law, and the court system

Define the steps involved in various legal procedures

Identify the key elements of the law

Identify the different types of law

Type quickly and correctly

Comprehend the use of computers in the law office

Identify types of spreadsheets, legal timekeeping, and billing software used in the law office

Identify types of databases and litigation support software used in the law office

Define the types of technology used in the courtroom

Type quickly and correctly

Comprehend the use of computers in the law office

Identify types of spreadsheets, legal timekeeping, and billing software used in the law office

Identify types of databases and litigation support software used in the law office

Define the types of technology used in the courtroom

 
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