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Category: 
Legal & Law, CCTP Programs
Combined Hours: 
972.5
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
Bundled Courses:
Paralegal 1: An Introduction
Paralegal 2: Intermediate
Paralegal 3: Advanced
Keyboarding Made Easy
Effective Professional Communications
Business Grammar Basics
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Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, self-study professional development courses to fine tune some of the softer skills needed in your chosen career, and our four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

Sign up today for this all-inclusive career training program!  

Paralegal 1: An Introduction

Paralegal 1: An Introduction uses real-world examples to cover all the topics a student needs to know to prepare for their paralegal career. Topics covered include career development, ethics and professional responsibility, pretrial preparation, trial proceedings, and legal interviewing and investigation. Learn guidelines for performing legal research and analysis and standards for legal communications and writing. Take the steps to develop your Paralegal career today! 

Prerequisite(s): None

Paralegal 2: Intermediate

The Paralegal: Intermediate course provides you with an in-depth look into legal principles and effective methods for legal writing. This course will help you learn how to analyze statutes, identify core issues and key facts, and how to apply case law to various situations. A comprehensive look into the fundamentals of legal writing, such as how to structure sentences, how to dissect court briefings, and how to properly address official correspondence is also provided.

Prerequisite(s): Paralegal 1: An Introduction

Paralegal 3: Advanced

The US legal system plays an ever-increasing role in our lives. Our Understanding the Law course helps you become engaged in the study of US law by examining how various aspects of law affect individuals.  We use hypothetical and real world examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire insight. This course also incorporates extensive coverage of ethical issues, consumer rights, employee rights and family law. Students will discover the fundamental different types of US law, including international and comparative law in order to gain essential knowledge for today's global marketplace. 

Prerequisite(s): Paralegal 1: An Introduction & Paralegal 2 : Intermediate 

 
Attention, California Students 
This training program will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment and to successfully complete the National Association of Legal Assistants certification exam. Students in California who have a Bachelor's degree will need one year of experience working for an attorney before they can use the term "paralegal." California students with a bachelor's degree can use this training program to gain employment working under the supervision of an attorney to meet the requirements of California Business and Professional Code §6450.

Keyboarding Made Easy

Leave hunt-and-peck to the chickens. Effective and efficient keyboarding is more than tapping the correct letter. Our course teaches you to react to letters instead of finding them on the keyboard. This breakthrough guide brims with step-by-step exercises for keyboarding with ease. Develop your digital dexterity with our Keyboarding Basics course. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Effective Professional Communications

Communication is a process of transferring information from one person to another.  Communications is the cement that holds workplaces together and ensures that organizations are productive, profitable, and successful.  People tend to think of communications as only the words they say or write, but it is so much more than that.  Communications includes the environment it is used in, how words are said, non-verbal and cultural aspects, and how the communicator’s personality affects their style.  To be an effective professional, workers should understand the various elements that make up communication.

Business Grammar Basics

From simple e-mails to formal letters, business professionals will need to compose documents that educate, persuade, inform, or enlighten others. Writing is an essential element of business communication. By the time most of us get through grade school, high school, and college, we feel like we have the basics of writing down pat. However, we still see basic grammar mistakes in the workplace. In a business setting this can be a problem, because others are making judgments about us and are forming opinions based on how we write. This course discusses grammar commonly used in the workplace.

** Course Subject to Change.

Paralegal 1: An Introduction

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the job description and classifications of the paralegal profession
  • Define law ethics, the categories of law, and the court system
  • List the steps involved in trial and pretrial procedures
  • Recall techniques for effective legal research and analysis
  • Recognize guidelines for legal writing and communications

Paralegal 2: Intermediate

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the basic anatomy of a statute and how to read a case
  • Recognize how to uncover key facts and identify legal issues
  • Define counter-analysis and how to properly state legal issues
  • Recall the fundamentals of effective legal writing
  • Identify proper etiquette and techniques for drafting office legal memoranda and correspondence

Paralegal 3: Advanced

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the concepts involved in U.S. law
  • Recall basic classifications of the state and federal court system
  • Define administrative law classifications
  • Differentiate between the elements of torts and contracts
  • Identify how the law relates to consumer rights

Keyboarding Made Easy

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List ways to become familiar with the keyboard layout
  • Identify correct techniques for keyboarding and ways to improve skills
  • Recognize different styles of text
  • Recall how to keyboard for personal and business writing
     

Effective Professional Communications

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe effective professional communications
  • List ways that communications can break down
  • State the components of effective professional communications
  • Explain behavioral communication styles
  • Describe ways to effectively communicate with different communication styles

Business Grammar Basics

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Show how to properly use punctuation marks
  • Explain how to correctly construct a sentence
  • Write using an active voice
  • List several commonly misused terms
  • State the proper use of capitalization

Paralegal 1: An Introduction

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 1
The Paralegal Career

  • What is a Paralegal?
  • Paralegal Tasks
  • Educational Options
  • Skills and Attributes
  • Career Opportunities
  • Compensation
  • Organizational Structure of Law Firms
  • Filing Procedures
  • Communications
  • Law Office Culture and Politics

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 2
American Law and Court Systems

  • Regulation of Attorneys
  • Attorney Ethics
  • Regulation of Paralegals
  • Sources of American Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Statutory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Basic Judicial Requirements
  • Federal and State Court Systems

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 3
Online Legal Research and Analysis

  • Researching Case Law
  • Case Reporting System
  • Analyzing Case Law
  • Researching Constitutional and Statutory Law
  • Analyzing Statutory Law
  • Legal Resources on the Internet
  • Lexis and Westlaw
  • Alternative Legal Research Sources
  • Conducting Online Research

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 4
Legal Writing and Civil Litigation

  • Receiving a Writing Assignment
  • Tools for Writers
  • Pleadings, Discovery and Motions
  • General Legal Correspondence
  • The Legal Memorandum
  • Preliminaries and Pleadings
  • Discovery of Electronic Evidence
  • Maintenance of Electronic Records
  • Pretrial Motions

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 5
Interviews, Investigations and Trial Procedures

  • Planning for the Interview
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Interviewing Clients
  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Planning and Conducting Investigations
  • Preparing for Trial
  • Jury Selection
  • Post-trial Motions and Procedures

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 6
Criminal, Tort and Consumer Law

  • Defining Crime
  • Types of Crime
  • Cyber Crime
  • Prosecution
  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Consumer Law

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 7
Contracts, Insurance Law and Family Law

  • Requirements to Form a Valid Contract
  • Defenses to Contract Enforceability
  • Sales Contracts and Warranties
  • Contract Performance and Remedies
  • Online Contracting and Electronic Signatures
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Real Property
  • Insurance Law
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

Paralegal 1: An Introduction Module 8
Employment Law, Bankruptcy and Environmental Law

  • Forms of Business Organization
  • Agency Law
  • Employment Law
  • Bankruptcy Code
  • Liquidation Proceedings
  • Individual Repayment Plans
  • Reorganizations
  • Environmental Law

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Paralegal 2: Intermediate

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 1
Introduction to Legal Principles and Legal Analysis

  • Sources of Law
  • Hierarchy of the Law
  • Authority
  • Ethics – Internet Research
  • Legal Analysis Process
  • Preliminary Research
  • IRAC Analysis
  • Ethics – Intellectual Honesty 

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 2
Statutory Analysis and Case Law

  • Anatomy of a Statute
  • Scope and Definition
  • Substantive Provisions
  • Statutory Analysis: The Process
  • Court Opinions: Importance and Sources
  • Court Opinions: Briefing
  • How to Read a Case

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 3
Key Facts and Issue Identification    

  • Irrelevant Facts
  • Background Facts
  • Key Facts: Definition and Types
  • Key Facts: Identification: Client’s Case
  • Determine the Key Facts
  • Assemble the Issue
  • Issue Identification: Case Law

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 4
Case Law Application: Stating the Issue

  • Shorthand/Broad Statement of Issue
  • Comprehensive/Narrow Statement of Issue
  • Law Component
  • Question Component
  • Ethics: Objectively Stating the Issue
  • On Point: Importance
  • Determining Whether a Case is on Point

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 5
Counteranalysis and Effective Legal Writing

  • Counteranalysis: Why, When and Where?
  • Counteranalysis Techniques
  • Importance of Writing Skills
  • Goal of Legal Writing
  • Legal Writing Process
  • Prewriting
  • Postwriting

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 6
Fundamentals of Writing

  • Sentences
  • Paragraphs
  • Word Selection and Usage
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Prewriting Stage
  • Sections of the Office Memorandum
  • Heading
  • Statement of Assignment

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 7
Office Legal Memorandum and Court Briefs

  • Analysis Format
  • Application of Rule of Law to Client’s Case
  • Counteranalysis
  • Similarities: Court Briefs and Office Memoranda
  • Trial Court Briefs
  • Appellate Court Briefs

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 8
Correspondence

  • Letterhead
  • Closing
  • Signatures and Title
  • Format Style
  • Types of Correspondence
  • Information Letter
  • Opinion Letter
  • Demand/Advocacy Letter

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Paralegal 3: Advanced

Paralegal: Advanced Module 1
Introduction to the Law

  • The English Source of U.S. Law
  • Modern Sources of U.S. Law
  • Types & Classifications of Law
  • The Relationship Between Law & Ethics
  • Using Court Cases
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Separation of Powers
  • The National Government
  • What is Federalism?
  • The Police Power
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Freedom of Speech & Religion
  • Unreasonable Searches
  • Due Process of Law
  • Affirmative Action
  • The Right to Privacy

Paralegal: Advanced Module 2
The Court System & The Attorney

  • What is Trial Court?
  • Appellate Court
  • Understanding Jurisdiction
  • The State Court System
  • The Federal Court System
  • Trial Proceedings
  • The Adversarial System
  • Attorneys-at-Law
  • Professional Ethics
  • Hire & Fire an Attorney
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Paralegal: Advanced Module 3
Administrative Law & Crimes

  • What is Administrative Law?
  • History of U.S. Administrative Law
  • Administrative Agencies
  • Areas of Administrative Law
  • Agency Power, Process, & Action
  • Limits of Agency Power
  • What is a Crime?
  • Parties to a Crime
  • Corpus Delicti
  • Felony, Misdemeanor, or Infraction
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Crimes Against Property
  • Defenses to Crimes
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Procedures in a Criminal Trial
  • Parole, Probation, & Clemency

Paralegal: Advanced Module 4
Torts & Contracts

  • What are Torts?
  • Torts by Intentional Conduct
  • Torts by Negligent Behavior
  • Strict Liability Torts
  • Damages & the Collection of Damages
  • Contracts: Enforceable Agreements
  • How are Contracts Classified?
  • Requisites of a Valid Contract
  • Third Parties in Contracts
  • Discharged Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Individual Consumer Contracts
  • Warranty Protection

Paralegal: Advanced Module 5
Application of Law to the Individual

  • Homeownership
  • Role of Real Estate Agent
  • Disclosure Laws
  • Escrow
  • Closing Costs
  • Title Insurance
  • Fire Insurance
  • Neighbor Law
  • Motor Vehicle Laws
  • Purchasing Automobile Insurance
  • Intellectual Property

Paralegal: Advanced Module 6
Renters, Landlords & Employee Rights 

  • Types of Leases
  • Landlord-Tenant Relationship
  • Legal Remedies for Landlords
  • Legal Remedies for Tenants
  • Employee Rights
  • Worker Laws
  • Legal Classification of Employees
  • Discrimination Laws
  • Employee Duties
    Benefits for Employees
  • Rights Regarding Unions

Paralegal: Advanced Module 7
Consumer Rights, Family Law and Wills

  • Consumer Rights and Protection
  • Consumer Privacy
  • Consumer Protection
  • Federal Government Involvement in Family Law
  • What is Marriage?
  • Legal Consequences of Marriage
  • Laws Govern Parenthood
  • Divorce
  • Family Laws and Contracts
  • What is Estate Planning?
  • Tax Burdens Reduced or Avoided
  • Matters Concerning Wills
  • Matters Concerning Probate
  • Living Wills & Advance Directives 

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Keyboarding Made Easy

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 1
Basic Keyboard Positions

In module one, we will begin with becoming familiar with the keyboard layout.  We will explore letters JFKD, the Space Bar, the Enter key, letters HGIE, letters LSA and Semicolon, letters URYT, and letters NVBMC.  Also included in module one is proper hand positioning.

  • Preparing to Keyboard
  • Learning the Keyboard
  • Naming Your Fingers
  • Home Row
  • Position of Hands

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 2
Special Characters and Letter Combinations

Module two looks at corrective and improvement techniques in keyboarding.  Also included is using special character keys and keying letter combinations.

  • Using the Shift Keys
  • Corrective and Improvement Techniques
  • Calculating Errors 
  • Keying Letter Combinations
  • AutoBlend Prefixes

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 3
Alignment and Calculations

After looking at aligning text and proper positioning using tabs, module three will take us through different styles of text.  Also included in module three is the number row and special characters included on the number keys.  Once you are familiar with the keys, we can start working on our words per minute!

  • Text Alignment
  • Positioning Text Using Tabs
  • Using Text Styles
  • AutoBlend Suffixes
  • Calculating WPM

Keyboarding Made Easy Module 4
Putting the Strokes Together

After becoming familiar with the numeric keypad, module four will discuss how to write and format personal and business letters.  Also included in this module is using electronic communication and creating newsletters. 

  • Using the Numeric Keypad
  • Writing and Formatting a Personal Letter
  • Writing and Formatting a Business Letter
  • Fax Cover Sheets
  • Creating a Newsletter
     

All course materials included.

Paralegal 3: Advanced

Upon successful completion of our 3 levels of Paralegal courses (900 hours), students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Paralegal and will be prepared to sit for the NALA national certification exam to become a Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) or Certified Paralegal (CP).

Effective Professional Communications

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Business Grammar Basics

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.


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