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Legal Secretary Certificate 3/9

$995

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills.  Topics include: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures; billing and accounting; time management; records management; an overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation and citation format. Books: $109

 

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Paralegal Certificate 3/9

$1,595

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 14 weeks

Paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country with an annual average salary of $44,480 (more if you freelance). Learn to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented, specific to those areas of law in which paralegals are in demand.  Books: $511

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Personal Injury for Paralegals 3/9

$995

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

Learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. Review the negli- gence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury.  Books: $235

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Preparing for the GMAT 3/9

$300

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

Most MBA programs across the country and internationally require a Graduate Management Admission Test score for program admission.  This unique online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GMAT has four different sections — analytical writing, integrated reasoning, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal and analytical writing sections of the GMAT and one to prepare you for the integrated reasoning and quantitative sections.

The quantitative section of the course features a math review and techniques for tackling the problem solving and data sufficiency questions that make up the math section of the GMAT. Test-taking techniques and a thorough review of questions types on the Integrated Reasoning section are also included.

The verbal section of the course covers all question types on the verbal sections of the GMAT. We will explain how to do your best on reading comprehension, sentence corrections, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment.

You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, and specific time saving techniques will be covered for the computer administrations of the test.

Requirements:  Internet access, e-mail, and the Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome web browser.

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Preparing for the GRE 3/9

$300

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

Applying to graduate school likely means taking the GRE revised General Test. This online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GRE revised General Test has three separate sections – analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the analytical writing and verbal sections and one to prepare you for the quantitative section.

The quantitative course features a math review and techniques for tackling the discrete quantitative and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE.

In the course that covers the analytical writing and verbal sections of the GRE, we show you how to do your best on the three types of questions in the verbal section — reading, text completion, and sentence equivalence – and the two essay tasks in the analytical writing section.

You’ll practice on actual GRE questions from previous years and learn specific time-saving techniques for the computer-based test.

Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, and the Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome web browser.

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Preparing for the LSAT 3/9

$300

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

Applying to law school means taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).  This course provides an overview of law school entrance procedures, a career in law, and law school survival techniques. It includes an intensive review of reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions, including techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations and interpretations of correct answers, and approaches for selecting the correct answers. You will also learn proven test taking techniques and participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the most helpful types of diagrams and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for the writing sample.

This course will prepare you to perform well on all three question types on the LSAT: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. Plus you will gain valuable insight into preparing an impressive writing sample.You will practice on actual LSAT exams from previous years and learn test-taking techniques developed by The Center for Legal Studies and taught to thousands of pre-law students around the world.

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Software Essentials for the Law Office 3/9

$995

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.

Hands on exercises will prepare students to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, Clio, DiscoverFY, HotDocs, Tabs3, TimeMap, and TrialDirector, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs.

Common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures as well as the processes involved in electronic discovery will be addressed through a variety of exercises. In addition, students will be presented with real-life scenarios and asked to identify and examine ethical issues raised by the use of technology in a legal practice.

Books:  $245

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Victim Advocacy Certificate 3/9

$995

with Center for Legal Studies

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks

Become a victim advocate for domestic violence shelters, crisis centers and   hotlines, and to assist crime victims in the criminal justice system. Learn legal terminology, legal process, victims’ rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects on the victim, victim advocacy skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. We’ll also cover counseling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder and homicide.  Books: $60

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