LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, the student will 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 • Recall the basics of the judicial system and daily responsibilities of the paralegal • Differentiate between various types of law • List ways to conduct legal research • Identify the proper writing styles for a paralegal DESCRIPTION: This certified entry level paralegal program is designed to prepare students for certification. Therefore, you don’t need to have any prior experience in the law. This program will take care of that for you. Our program aims to prepare students to sit for the Certified Paralegal exam by NALA. With a Certified Paralegal credential, you can offer services to firms as a paralegal. This program contains a plethora of assessment material, which will ensure that students are ready to take this certification exam. You’ll also have interactive learning opportunities, such as activities, games, and flash cards, which make the learning process more engaging. In a nutshell, this program provides students, who have no experience in law, with the necessary knowledge and skills to secure entry-level paralegal jobs as a starting point. After that, it’s up to you to develop a career in law for yourself. CERTIFICATION: Upon successfully completion of the training program, learners will be prepared to sit for the Certified Paralegal certification exam through NALA. Learners will be provided an exam voucher, at no cost, to sit for the exam. To be eligible for the Certified Paralegal examination, a paralegal must meet one of the following requirements listed below. The NALA Certifying Board and NALA do not provide nor approve any education that is required for initial certification. 1. Graduation from a paralegal program that is: (a) Approved by the American Bar Association; or (b) An associate degree program; or (c) A post-baccalaureate certificate program in paralegal studies; or (d) A bachelor's degree program in paralegal studies; or (e) A paralegal program which consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours (900 clock hours or 90 quarter hours) of which at least 15 semester hours (225 clock hours or 22.5 quarter hours) are substantive legal courses. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.