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Paralegal Outline


Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Paralegal. Your training will include an overview of our legal and court systems, legal writing and research, interviewing skills, and an understanding of the basics of various types of law – criminal, civil, family, and contracts.

Here’s an overview of all of the custom learning materials and bonus items you’ll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Welcome to the Paralegal Profession!
  2. Managing a Case
  3. The United States Constitution
  4. A Nation of Laws
  5. An Introduction to the American Legal System
  6. Legal Writing Style
  7. Law Office Management

Unit 2


  1. Introduction to Legal Research
  2. Federal and State Court Research
  3. Statutory Research
  4. Introduction to Criminal Law
  5. Criminal Law: Prosecution and Defense
  6. The Criminal Trial

Unit 3


  1. Introduction to Civil Law
  2. Closing a Civil Case
  3. Gathering and Organizing Trial Materials
  4. Interviewing
  5. Personal Injury and Torts
  6. Family Law

Unit 4


  1. Contract Law
  2. Introduction to Paralegal Specialties
  3. Estates, Wills and Trusts
  4. Real Estate Law
  5. Business Law
  6. Document Writing

Bonus Items

  • Career Starter Guide
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