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Course Catalog

Paralegal Core Courses

This catalog lists the upcoming sections of the core courses in the Paralegal certificate program. Students must complete each of these four courses, two electives, and two professional development seminars to earn the Paralegal Certificate.

Introduction to Law

This course is required to complete the Paralegal Certificate and is offered multiple times throughout the year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This course provides the foundation for understanding the legal system, court structure, and attorney/paralegal ethics. Completion of this course is required to obtain the Paralegal Certificate.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Identify the ethical duties imposed on attorneys and paralegals
  • Distinguish between the federal and state court systems
  • Identify the various Georgia courts and their jurisdictions

Section: LAW (03FEB18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 3, 2018 End Date: Mar 3, 2018 Tuition: $895.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Ural Glanville Register
Section: LAW (29MAY18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 29, 2018 End Date: Jul 10, 2018 Tuition: $895.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Matthew Cornick Register

Legal Research & Writing

This course is required to complete the Paralegal Certificate and is offered multiple times throughout the year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This course provides the foundation for finding legal authority, conducting legal analysis, and writing basic legal memoranda.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • identify and distinguish the differences between primary and secondary legal authority
  • conduct online research using Westlaw software
  • use proper Bluebook citation format for both primary and secondary legal authority
  • research primary authority and conduct legal analysis based on a given fact pattern
  • author a closed-legal memorandum
Section: LR&W (19JUL18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 19, 2018 End Date: Aug 30, 2018 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Matthew Cornick Register

Civil Litigation

This course is required to complete the Paralegal Certificate and is offered multiple times throughout the year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This class prepares graduates to work within the Georgia legal environment. Note that Georgia’s legal system is similar to many other states, so much of this knowledge is applicable outside of Georgia. Completion of this course is required to obtain the Paralegal Certificate.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand the terminology and rules of civil procedure
  • Understand the trial process from beginning to end
  • Draft a complaint and answer
  • Create discovery documents for submission to opposing parties
Section: CIVLIT (17MAR18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 17, 2018 End Date: Apr 21, 2018 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Cicely Barber Must Apply
Section: CIVLIT (09MAY18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 9, 2018 End Date: Jun 27, 2018 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Cicely Barber Must Apply

Contract Law

This course is required to complete the Paralegal Certificate and is offered multiple times throughout the year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This course will provide an introduction to basic contract law, including the Uniform Commercial Code. Specifically, the course will provide an introduction to the requirements for an enforceable contract, contract performance and remedies available upon the breach of a contract. Emphasis will be placed on practical drafting and analysis. Completion of this course is required to obtain the Paralegal Certificate.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Recognize what is required for a binding contract
  • Understand how contracts might be modified by the parties
  • Recognize when a party commits a breach of contract
  • Analyze available contract remedies
Section: CONLAW (25JAN18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jan 25, 2018 End Date: Mar 1, 2018 Tuition: $895.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Leonard Medley Must Apply
Section: CONLAW (05MAY18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 5, 2018 End Date: Jun 2, 2018 Tuition: $895.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Steven Dubner Must Apply
Section: CONLAW (14JUN18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 14, 2018 End Date: Jul 26, 2018 Tuition: $895.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Leonard Medley Must Apply

Legal Research & Writing

This course is required to complete the Paralegal Certificate and is offered multiple times throughout the year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This course provides the foundation for finding legal authority, conducting legal analysis, and writing basic legal memoranda.

CLICK HERE FOR REQUIRED BOOK

After this class, you will be able to:
  • identify and distinguish the differences between primary and secondary legal authority
  • conduct online research using Westlaw software
  • use proper Bluebook citation format for both primary and secondary legal authority
  • research primary authority and conduct legal analysis based on a given fact pattern
  • author a closed-legal memorandum
Section: LR&W (21MAR18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 21, 2018 End Date: May 2, 2018 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Matthew Cornick Must Apply