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Paralegal Studies (Paralegal Skills, Torts, Contracts)  

The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is an intensive program emphasizing the practical skills needed to succeed as a paralegal. When students complete our program, they are ready to go to work. Our curriculum covers topics rarely covered in other paralegal programs and doesn't waste time on filler. The skill-based curriculum enables students to complete their studies in five months. The certificate is the gateway to enter the paralegal field. Judges and lawyers will teach the lectures. Class includes job interview preparation, field trips to the New York County Criminal Court to view arraignments and to a law library. According to the National Association of Legal Assistants, paralegals earned an average salary of $52,188 in 2014. This segment will cover the Legal Process, Ethics, Court Structure, Interviewing, investigations, Research Skills, Document Preparation, Writing and Analysis, Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw.

 

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