Prepare for a career as a paralegal. Many law practices and other organizations rely on paralegals to assist attorneys and increase office productivity.
The University of Georgia's Paralegal Certificate Program builds the knowledge and skills necessary for a career as a paralegal. The course is practice-oriented and focused on those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand. The course trains you to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases.
In this online course, you'll have direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board. You'll have 14 weeks to complete the course.
What you will learn:
- Legal terminology, ethics, and the litigation process
- the rules of evidence and civil procedure
- basic interviewing and investigation techniques and the development and use of demonstrative evidence
- preparation of discovery matter, such as Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, and Requests for Production of Documents.
- how to identify relevant law
- research skills and techniques for use in legal memoranda, motions, and briefs
- preparation of legal documents
- preparation and critique of legal memoranda
Paralegal Certificate Program is offered in both print and dvd versions if you are interested please call 706-542-3537 or 1-800-811-6640 for more information. The Paralegal Certificate Program is offered in partnership by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Legal Studies.
Who Should Attend?
- Individuals seeking paralegal training and skills necessary for a career as a paralegal
- Current paralegals wanting to increase their office's efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills
Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 8.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 84 hours of course work.
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, you must have a score of 70% or better on assignments and on the final written examination.