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The course provides the knowledge, skills, and ethical reasoning necessary to enter the job market as a legal secretary / Legal Assistants. Students will study topics as legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices, and motions; filing procedures, legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.

$1,850.00 per 180 days

Course Description

Duration: 12-weeks, Self-paced Instructor Guided.


Credits: 3 semester hours in paralegal studies, 4.5 CEUs, 


Legal Secretary / Legal Assistant certificate course is designed to prepare you as a Legal Secretary or Legal Assistant. Paralegals, sometimes called Legal Assistants, work in law firms, government agencies, business corporations, and nonprofits - anywhere that a lawyer may need assistance.


The course provides the knowledge, skills, and ethical reasoning necessary to enter the job market as a legal secretary / Legal Assistants.  Students will study topics as legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices, and motions; filing procedures, legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.


Who will benefit: 

Adult learners as affordable and convenient credentialing options that meet their job-seeking goals in a short span of time. Undergraduate and graduate college career professionals who seek work in the legal profession even while pursuing graduate or law school. It also benefits experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office.


Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a "Certificate of Completion". College Credits transcripts provided with application request for academic credits.


Textbooks: Paralegal Today, 7ed. | E-Textbook Provided

Course Curriculum

    • Module 1: Reading & Assignment -The Paralegal Profession | Career Opportunities 00:00:00
    • The Paralegal Profession | Career Opportunities 00:32:00
    • Paralegal Today Chap 1- Quiz 02:10:00
    • Legal Sec – Week 2 Reading Assignment 00:00:00
    • The Inner Working of the Law Office 00:00:00
    • Law Office Ethical Responsibilities 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Today Chap 3 And 4 Quiz 02:00:00
    • Legal Sec – Week 3 Reading and Assignments 00:00:00
    • “Sources of American Law” | “The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution 00:00:00
    • Legal Sec – The Court System And Alternative Dispute Resolution 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Today Chapters 5 & 6 01:00:00
    • Legal Writing: Form and Writing – Reading and Assignments 00:00:00
    • Legal Sec – Legal Writing 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Today Chap 9 Quiz 01:00:00
    • Legal Research and Analysis | Contemporary Online Legal Research 00:00:00
    • Legal Secretary- Assignment Legal Research and Analysis | Contemporary Online 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Today Chap 8 Quiz 01:00:00
    • Civil Litigation: Before the Trial 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Today Chapter 10 Lecture- Civil Litigation 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Today Chapter 10 Quiz 01:10:00
    • Paralegal Today Chapter 11 – Conducting Interviews Lecture 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Today Chap 11- Quiz 00:50:00
    • Legal Sec | Criminal law Unlimited
    • Paralegal Today Chapter 13 – Criminal Procedure Lecture 00:00:00
    • Trial Procedures | Criminal Law and Procedures 00:00:00
    • Quiz – Chap 13 Criminal Law 02:00:00
    • Chapter 14: Tort Law, Product Liability, and Consumer Law Unlimited
    • Paralegal Today CHAPTER 14 TORT LAW, PRODUCT LIABILITY, AND CONSUMER LAW 00:00:00
    • Legal Sec | Chap, 15, 16,17 Unlimited
    • Family Law, Wills, Trusts, and Estates 00:00:00
    • Contracts and Intellectual Property Law | Business Organizations and Employment Law 00:00:00
    • Chapter 16: Real Property and Insurance Law Unlimited
    • Para Legal Today Chapter 17 – Family Law Lecture 00:00:00
    • Paralegal Final Exam 03:20:00

Course Reviews

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  1. Valencia GeorgeJuly 21, 2021 at 20:26

    Valencia Student

    5

    The course was very informative and the materials were outstanding. The staff was very helpful with answering questions. I will recommend this course and program to anyone.

  2. Joseph GeorgeJuly 22, 2021 at 01:04

    very educational

    5

    The class was amazing. I had to study hard but it was worth it. The trainers were helpful every step of the way.

Upcoming Classes
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Instructor(s)

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CATHY L. PURVIS LIVELY. ESQ. Practice Areas: Matrimonial and  Family Law including, Divorce (dissolution of marriage), Prenuptial Agreements, Modification, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Domestic Violence, Family Mediation, Preparation of Simple Wills, Living Wills and Health Care Designation.  . Education: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D. cum laude 1994) Palm Beach Atlantic College (BA 1991) Butler County Community College (A.D.N. 1981) Admitted to Practice: United State Supreme Coury United States District Court for Southern District of Florida Florida Certifications: Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator; Qualified Parenting Coordinator  Membership: Florida Bar Florida Bar- Family Law Section Committees: Family Law Section: Rules and Forms; ; Mediation and Collaborative Law - Secretary Palm Beach County Bar Association, Committees: Client  Relations Professionalism Unified Family Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Publications: Basic Steps to Protect Individual Rights

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