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This course gives you the practical information you require to perform some of the main tasks of a paralegal.
The course is online, and self-paced. It’s up to you when you start, and how long you take to complete. At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice assessment.
On completion of the course, you will be awarded with a Paralegal Essentials certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies.
You’ll discover that paralegals perform a variety of interesting duties, and are often employed by law firms, corporations, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
Learn where to find cases and legislation, with a focus on general aspects of legal research. Includes tips for efficient legal research and the most commonly-used free online resources.
A brief is a collection of documents that a solicitor provides to a barrister when they are retained. Find out what a brief should contain – and how to put it all together.
Discover how important it is to file or ‘lodge’ documents in Court, and the ways this can be done.
Part of the duties of a paralegal include helping to prepare subpoenas and affidavits. Find out the basic requirements for preparing these documents.
Law firms have a duty of confidentiality to their clients. Become aware of things that come up on a day-to-day basis that relate to confidentiality.
Learn about the importance of ethical obligations in the practice of law, and look at some case studies that don’t quite cut it.
Find out the importance of being organised so that nothing slips through the cracks to reflect on your delegating solicitor.
There are many things to take into account when you communicate with clients, including taking file notes. Arm yourself with this knowledge to make a professional and positive impact.
All of our courses are written by practising Barristers and Solicitors with extensive legal experience and knowledge. That is the unique benefit of undertaking a course at the Centre for Paralegal Studies. You are learning from the people that will employ you.
On registration you can immediately download course material written by a Barrister or Solicitor. Having access to such material without spending thousands of dollars is rare and invaluable.
On completion of a course you will receive a Certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies. That Certificate demonstrates your initiative, resourcefulness and motivation to undertake self-learning. It also tells employers that you have successfully completed a course written by legal professionals – it sets you apart from the crowd.
Think about it – an employer needs to choose between job applicants. So what sets you apart? A Certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies is the answer.
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