Paralegal Suite

Paralegal Suite

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Details

Careers in the legal field often require years of training, but paralegals can enter the job market quickly. This online course bundle will introduce you to the basics of the paralegal profession. You will understand what paralegals do and learn what skills are needed to work in the field, such as business writing and using Microsoft Office 2019.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
Course Code: B9730
Start Dates*Nov 13 | Dec 11 | Jan 15 | Feb 12
*Choose start date in cart
$395.00

Syllabus

Explore a Career as a Paralegal
I. What is a Paralegal
II. How Do Paralegals Integrate into a Law Practice
III. Legal Terminology
IV. Contract Law
V. Tort Law
VI. Analyzing and Drafting Legal Documents
VII. Investigating Legal Matters
VIII. Legal Interviewing
IX. Conducting Legal Research
X. Writing Legal Briefs
XI. Appellate Procedure
XII. Job Hunting
Effective Business Writing
I. Writing as Problem Solving
II. Why Write and Who is Your Reader?
III. Benefits You Can Offer Your Reader
IV. Sequencing Your Ideas and How to Write Your Ending
V. Revising, Formatting, Editing, and Proofreading
VI. What Words to Take Out
VII. What Words to Put In
VIII. Strategies for Good Spelling and Punctuation
IX. One Easy Grammar Lesson
X. Getting the Tone Right
XI. When You Have to Say No
XII. On E-Mail
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365
I. Getting Started
II. Typing and Navigation
III. File Management
IV. Editing Text
V. Working With Multiple Documents
VI. Text Formatting and Alignment
VII. Printing
VIII. Margins, Tabs, and Page Numbering
IX. Paragraph Formatting
X. Language Tools
XI. Customizing Word
XII. Making a Word Document Pretty and Organized
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365
I. Timesavers in Word 2019
II. Methods to Streamline Text Formatting
III. Working with Templates
IV. Adding Graphics to Your Word Documents
V. Creating Text-Based Graphics in Word
VI. Organizing Your Text with Columns and Sections
VII. Creating Tables in Word
VIII. Creating Stationary in Word
IX. Creating Business Stationary in Word
X. Desktop Publishing
XI. Merging Data with Documents
XII. Creating Summative Lists of What's in Your Document

Requirements

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. A Mac OS is not compatible.

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows 10 or later operating systems.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word, a subscription to Office 365, or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 (not included in enrollment)
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.