Paralegal Studies

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Achieve your paralegal certificate in just one year with Empire’s Paralegal Studies program!

Tailored for those with previous college education and/or office work experience, this program fully complies with the paralegal education requirements of California Business and Professions Code Section 6450, et seq.

Objective: Emphasis is placed on the development of legal office skills such as: case management, legal research, discovery, calendaring, drafting and analyzing legal documents, and alternative dispute resolution. Graduates are prepared to perform such tasks as managing complex files, developing legal practice systems, research and writing, and case management under the supervision of an attorney. The program is designed to prepare graduates to assume positions as paralegals or administrative support staff in a law office.

Prerequisites: College transcript indicating completion of 30 semester/45 quarter units or resume outlining three years of office work experience.

Program Length: 4 quarters (48 weeks), part-time
Diploma awarded upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

This legal office admin training program includes the following courses:

  • Civil Litigation Procedures
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Law Office Management
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Specialized legal software courses
  • Elective choices including: Real Property, Criminal Law, e-Discovery and more!

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