Paralegal - Module 1: Introduction to the Paralegal Profession




    The Paralegal/Legal Assistant program is a self-paced, online program with the chief goal of providing students with the legal knowledge and practical skills essential to becoming proficient, ethical paralegals. Individuals are prepared for working under the supervision of an attorney performing a broad variety of legal tasks. Students will learn about the paralegal profession, present and future. Other areas covered will include a formal introduction to law and the history of American law, the court system, and substantive law. Legal terminology and skills involving civil litigation and legal analysis and writing will help prepare the student for the challenge of today's paralegal.

    Students will become familiar with the up-and-coming computer programs and software as they relate to the law office, as well as an introduction to computer-assisted legal research. The program will provide a solid foundation for the successful future paralegal/legal assistant.

    Course Objectives

    At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify various legal specialties, their purpose, their terms, and specific details, including:
      • Describe bankruptcy law.
      • Summarize business law.
      • Define and understand contract law.
      • Explain corporate law.
      • Define and understand criminal law.
      • Discuss family law.
      • Summarize issues relating to estate planning, estates, and guardianships.
      • Define real estate.
      • Explain torts and tortfeasors.
      • Conduct interviews

    Topics Covered

    Introduction to the Paralegal Profession
    Law office structure and operations
    History and Basis of U.S. Law
    Court Structure and System
    Civil Litigation
    Grammar in a legal environment
    Research and Citation
    Analysis and Legal Writing
    Business Law
    Contract Law
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Law
    Family Law
    Estate Planning
    Real Estate
    Torts and Tortfeasors
    Preparing and conducting interviews

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    Quiz Information

    You will be required to acheive a 70% or higher. After successful completion of each quiz, you will be able to review the quiz questions and your answers. You will be allowed 5 attempts at each quiz.


    You will be required to acheive a 70% or higher. You will be allowed 5 attempts to complete the final.

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