Become a Paralegal On-Line
Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Lawyer's Assistant Certificate Program
This 12 month generalist program provides the novice or those currently working in the legal field, a comprehensive overview of all the paralegal roles and responsibilities. This is a private online tutoring program designed to let you work at pace comfortable for your busy lifestyle. At the beginning of each course, students will access all of the lectures and study materials they will need online on the website. Courses may be taken in any order; however, we recommend students take classes in the order in which they are listed below. A Paralegal Certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the series of five (5) courses.
Zoran V. Perovanovich has been a paralegal educator and consultant for more than 20 years in the tri-state area. He is the founder and instructor of Midwest Paralegal Studies and is dedicated to coordinate flexible, low-cost entry-level paralegal tutoring throughout the country. www.paralegalstudies.com.
Is the paralegal career for you? Paralegal, legal assistant, lawyer's assistant are all titles used interchangeably to describe individuals who work with attorneys and other professionals in the field of law. Our Paralegal Certificate Program is explained in this free information seminar online at: www.paralegalstudies.com/free_orientation.htm. This course is a PREREQUISITE: for entry into the program.
(1 Credit) This course presents an overview of entry-level paralegal research and writing tools. All students will access law resources online and at the local library once a week for specific assignments. In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law applying the same to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC analytical reasoning technique. All work must be submitted online.
BUS 049 Cost: $195
(1 Credit) This course presents an overview of the paralegal profession including many of the more popular entry-level areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, probate, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy law, and many others). All students will be required to select and pursue at least one specialty area and write a twelve-part report for substantive career development. Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online.
BUS 053 Cost: $195
(1 Credit) This course presents an overview of litigation and trial support used by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work. All students will be required to visit a specific local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeals. In addition, each student will be asked to make a presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online.
BUS 054 Cost: $195
(1 Credit) This course is an overview of the paralegal office manager at work. All students will be required to network/mentor with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and/or government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class. All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online.
BUS 055 Cost: $195
(1 Credit) This course presents an overview of paralegal job search/ portfolio method and will help you identify special legal skills that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market. All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal job search portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation. Each student will also post an eResume online at the end of class.
BUS 056 Cost: $195
All classes offered in either session:
Session I: Thursdays, 9/12-10/24
Session II Thursdays, 11/7-12/19
SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:
- First e-mail instructor firstname.lastname@example.org to receive advising.
- Second fill out a registration form include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to course # BUS-CCE.
- Third complete orientation at www.paralegalstudies.com/free_orientation.htm