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Employment in legal occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 67,600 new jobs. As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, there is expected to be strong demand to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. Additionally, the demand for lawyers is expected to continue as individuals, businesses, and governments require legal services in many areas. The median annual wage for legal occupations was $84,910 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
eDiscovery of Paralegals
Item: 202402LS21000 Instructor: 

This 7 week course covers the entire eDiscovery process, from preparation, to collection, to review of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Throughout the 17 online modules and tests, learners will progress through the basics of eDiscovery preparation, best practices for ESI collection, and finally, the review process.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

This is a 7-week course. It is highly recommended students purchase the online WESTLAW legal research access for $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information.


Legal Investigation Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS103020 Instructor: 

Lesson 1: Introduction to our legal system, legal and ethical considerations for the investigator, law of agency and coverage of rules of court and evidence.

Lesson 2: General interviewing and investigation techniques, sources of leads and information, fact analysis, taking witness statements, forensic photography, proper service of legal process, and surveillance.

Lesson 3: Personal injury investigation techniques, traffic accident reconstruction, premises accidents, employment accidents, government investigation, document analysis and control, financial and equity analysis, testimony, and case studies. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.


Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
Item: 202304LS21409 Instructor: 

These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability.

Individual topics are $550 each. Buying 6 topics gets you the $3000 price, a $300 savings. Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate.

Class Dates: 10/16/2023 - 10/4/2024 Fee: $3,300.00

Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Tuition cost includes the cost of all six courses but does not include the cost of required or recommended textbooks plus shipping and handling. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Take one, two or three topics during one online session. All six topics must be completed within one year to receive certificate.


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