Our professors will teach you the fundamentals in the following courses:
CRIMINAL LAW- Is the ability to identify the elements of criminal liability and explain why the voluntary act is the first principle of criminal liability. To be able to differentiate conduct crimes from bad result crimes. To be able to distinguish between criminal conduct and criminal liability and, therefore, punishment.
CIVIL LITIGATION- Is the process of resolving private disputes through the court system. Unless the parties are able to resolve their disputes, the litigation process usually results in a trial, or hearing, where the parties present their evidence to a judge or jury.
LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, and WRITING- Is learning how to identify issues and key facts. How to write the issue. Locating statutory authority and case law. Locating secondary authority. Analysizing statutes and case law. The ability to do a counteranalysis.
LAW OF CORPORATIONS- When one person acts on behalf of another, an agency relationship is formed. Agency law establishes the rights and liabilities created when one acts for another. The action of the agent on behalf of the principal is considered an act of the principal. Most often, disputes concerning agency relationships are resolved under contract law.
REAL ESTATE LAW- The law of the United States comprises two separate systems of law, federal law and state law. Federal law applies uniformly throughout the country. State law, because of differences in local history and conditions, varies from state to state. The laws of the state in which the property is located usaully governs. There are, however, basic legal principles that govern real estate transactions that will be taught in this course.
Our Certificate program is 5 months and only cost $3,000. An associate degree in paralegal studies, from another school, can cost you $21,700 and takes you 15 months to complete.
* Following the Great Recession, many law firms have replaced lawyers with paralegals on their staff as a way to reduce their costs, which has increased demand for paralegals. *
*Currently, no state requires paralegals to take an exam to become a paralegal.*