Paralegal Certificate Course
Oklahoma City Community College provides the same Paralegal Certificate Course that has been offered for over 30 years on college campuses throughout the nation. Online participants interact with other students through an online discussion board and assignments and exams are emailed to the attorney/instructor for grading.
This Paralegal Certificate Course will teach you how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal or how to open your own freelance business. This intensive, nationally acclaimed curriculum is designed for both beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to:
- interview witnesses
- investigate complex fact patterns
- research the law
- prepare legal documents
- assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation
The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which paralegals are most in demand. Successful graduates of both Paralegal I and II will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Oklahoma City Community College. Career opportunities can be found at http://www.paralegaldegree.org/Careers/ , and employment counseling is available to those desiring it.
Paralegal I: Introduction to Paralegal Studies provides the foundation for the study of paralegalism. During this part of the course, you will gain a detailed understanding of the American legal system, legal terminology, and ethics. You will learn how to prepare pleadings, discovery, motions, and briefs, and you will review the rules of evidence and civil procedure.
Paralegal II: Advanced Paralegal Concepts continues the legal education developed in Paralegal I. You will learn advanced skills including legal research, writing, and proper citation format. You will also be taught how to prepare important legal documents relating to real property, corporations, partnerships, wills, trusts, bankruptcy, and domestic relations, and you will study formal and informal advocacy techniques and principles of appellate procedure.
The class syllabus and more information can be found by clicking here.
The required books can be purchased privately or through the online bookstore here.
Instructors: The program is coordinated by our educational partner, The Center for Legal Studies, who has been offering paralegal programs nationally since 1980. Nationally renowned legal professionals including Daire Irwin, J.D. and Peggy Kirk, C.L.A., teach the online course.
Course Fees: Tuition is $1189 and covers both halves of the course. Both Paralegal I and Paralegal II must be successfully completed to receive a Certificate of Completion from Oklahoma City Community College.
New sessions begin every 8 weeks.
August 25th - October 10th, 2014
October 20th - December 5th, 2014 Register Now!
January 12th - February 27th, 2015 Register Now!
March 9th - April 24th, 2015 Register Now!
May 4th - June 19th, 2015 Register Now!
Visit www.paralegaldegree.org for information about career options