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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Paralegalism (314)*

Location: 
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.
Length: 
45 hours (15 weeks).
Dates: 

August 2013 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Participants will be able to: describe the relationship between law and the paralegal profession; discuss the role of the paralegal; research paralegal economic factors via the Internet; apply the Rule of Three; explain the various employment options for paralegals; research paralegal specialties via the Internet; describe the interviewing process for paralegal jobs; discuss the regulation of paralegals; research and discuss attorney and paralegal ethics and associated issues as well as components of the legal system; explain and discuss the basic structure of legal analysis; break rules into elements; define and explain ambiguous language; prepare a comprehensive phrasing of an assigned legal issue; explain and discuss broad and narrow definitions of language; use the process of FP (Fact Particularization) to particularize a statement; describe legal interviewing and effective interviewing techniques; discuss the nature, context, and supporting skills of legal investigation; explain and discuss how to take a witness statement; and conduct legal research.

Instruction: 
This introductory course is taught in a classroom based setting and provides a comprehensive overview of the paralegal profession and environment. The course is highly interactive with skills application and measurement activities designed to provide specific skill practice such as legal research, in addition to offering opportunities for critical thinking, problem solving, and communication enhancement.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Essentials of Paralegalism, Fundamentals of Paralegalism, Introduction to Paralegalism, or Survey of Paralegalism (8/13). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.

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