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Paralegal

A HIGH PAYING JOB THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A COLLEGE DEGREE

The Paralegal Profession is changing and expanding. Law Firms are using Paralegals more often and with more professional depth. Education is now critical.

In only 7 months, this Paralegal program training sets the homestead apart from other Paralegal schools. This program is designed to teach the students Professional Paralegal to develop basic paralegal skills through both theoretical and practical instruction. Students learn the fundamentals of various legal fields — ranging from contract to tort to personal injury to intellectual property, and then focus upon discovery, litigation/trial preparation and alternative dispute resolution. The Program concludes with the Practicum, where the students prepare a Motion for Summary Judgment in a law firm setting.

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WHAT DOES A PARALEGAL DO?

Paralegals are lawyer’s right hand. They perform a variety of tasks under their supervision to sup-port lawyers, and make sure that everything runs smooth from drafting documents, maintaining and organ-izing clients files, conducting legal research, preparing depositions, to all other necessary preparation of the court trials. Paralegals cannot give legal advice or perform any duty that is to be performed by a licensed attorney.

Paralegal is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ( 15% from 2016-2026 )

Paralegals perform a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct client interviews and maintain general contact with the client
  • Investigate the Facts of Case
  • Conduct Legal Research
  • Locate and interview witnesses
  • Organize and Maintain Documents
  • Gather Evidence
  • Draft Correspondence & Legal Documents
  • Summarize depositions, interrogatories, and testimony
  • Get Affidavits & other Formal Statements
  • Attend Executions of wills, Real Estate Closing, Depositions,
    Court / Administrative Hearings & Trials with the attorney.
Paralegals can find employment at a variety of places including:
  • Law Firms
  • Corporations
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Health Organizations
  • Government
Paralegal Program Los Angeles

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS (SUMMARY)

Program Duration7 months
Externship Duration30 hours
Program Tuition and Cost$5,863
Required National TestingNone
Certification AwardedParalegal Certificate

COURSES YOU WOULD TAKE FOR THIS PROGRAM

Introduction7 Hours
Terminology7 Hours
Legal Analysis12 Hours
Legal Ethics6 Hours
Speed Typing16 Hours
Case Briefing10 Hours
Investigations6 Hours
Legal Research12 Hours
Law Library8 Hours
Personal Injury9 Hours
Drafting Contracts16 Hours
Evidence16 Hours
Lawsuits7 Hours
Computer8 Hours
Discovery13 Hours
Deposition Summaries7 Hours
Calendaring6 Hours
Law & Motion/Post Trial27 Hours
Trial Preparation6 Hours
Family Law12 Hours
Employment Law10 Hours
Entertainment Law6 Hours
Intellectual Property Law6 Hours
Worker’s Compensation6 Hours
Bankruptcy13 Hours
Constitutional/Criminal Law12 Hours
Immigration18 Hours
Probate Law6 Hours
Alternative Dispute Resolution7 Hours
Real Property6 Hours
Career Development6 Hours
Insurance Law7 Hours
Appellate Law3 Hours
Practicum16 Hours Plus
Project work of 116 hours =132 Hours

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  • California Department of Rehabilitation.
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