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Paralegal Certificate Part 1: Paralegal Essentials  

Criminal and civil trials don’t just happen - they require careful planning, case management and analytical thinking on the part of the entire legal team. Gain a broad overview of the paralegal profession, so you can assist your team to a positive outcome in civil or criminal litigation. Topics: the responsibilities of the paralegal profession; ethics; legal terminology; court structures; introduction to legal writing; fee structure and timekeeping; introduction to civil litigation practices and documents; interviewing witnesses; and the discovery process.This is the first of three required courses in the Paralegal Certificate program. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Required Textbook

The required textbook will be available for purchase a few weeks after the course begins. This textbook will be utilized for the entire Certificate Program. The textbook price is approximately $160 (excluding tax and shipping). You will be notified once the textbooks arrive and payment will be due at that time. We accept credit cards, checks and cash (for the exact amount, only). More details about purchasing the textbook will be provided on the first night of the course.

For more information, please refer to our course outline.

For complete details about our Paralegal Certificate, visit our Paralegal Certificate overview page.


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