Paralegal Certificate Prep Course
A 6-week certificate course preparing you for the paralegal certification exam
Seminar Leader: Daire B. Irwin
September 7 - October 13, 2013
Saturday's & Sunday's from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country and those individuals possessing a certification are in demand more than ever. This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. The instruction is practice-oriented and offers instruction on how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal, or how to open your own freelance business.There are no prerequisites other than a high school diploma (or GED).
Students will be trained to:
- Assist trial attorneys
- Interview witnesses
- Conduct legal research
- Investigate complex fact patterns
- Develop an understanding of legal jargon and concepts
- Prepare cases for courtroom litigation
This program will help students increase their office’s efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Canisius College.To receive a Certificate, students must pass six quizzes, successfully complete five legal document writing assignments and attend at least 80% of the classes.
Week 1: Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, and the Litigation Process
Week 2: Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate
Week 3: Identifying Relevant Authority
Week 4: Introduction to Legal Research
Week 5: Legal Research Practice and Document Preparation
Week 6: Legal Writing and Appellate Rules
Details: September 7 - October 13, 2013
Classes are held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $1,189 (does not include textbooks)
Location: Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
Parking permits and room location are mailed 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.
The course will be taught by local attorney, Daire B. Irwin of Daire B. Irwin, Esq. who, in the last decade, continues to be a highly regarded instructor of this program. The certification course is coordinated with our education partner, The Center for Legal Studies