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SOURCE New Jersey City University
JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey City University will offer a 14-week, online "Paralegal Certificate Course©" in partnership with The Center for Legal Studies, a Colorado company that provides affordable and effective legal education through colleges across the nation. Classes begin Monday, August 25.
Students can complete course work at any time convenient to them. Weekly discussions in a blog format are also part of the learning experience.
The course, which is comprised of two consecutive seven-week sessions, is designed to affordably prepare students for a paralegal career and enable them to enter the job market quickly.
The first session, which will provide a foundation for the study of paralegalism, will cover the American judicial system, legal terminology, ethics, the rules of evidence and civil procedure, and how to prepare pleadings, discovery, motions, and briefs.
The second session will cover more advanced paralegal skills, including legal research and writing, citation format, formal and informal advocacy techniques, the principles of appellate procedure, and how to prepare legal documents related to real property, corporations, partnerships, wills, trusts, bankruptcy, and domestic relations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of paralegal positions in 2018 will be 28 percent higher than a decade earlier, outpacing the national average for all occupations. The national median earnings for paralegals is currently $45,480 and freelance paralegal professionals can earn significantly more.
Graduates of this course are working in legal, banking, insurance, healthcare, corporate, and government settings throughout the U.S.
Tuition is $1,189. To register for the course or for further information call the Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737 or register online at www.legalstudies.com.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from NJCU.
About The Center for Legal Studies (CLS)
Founded in 1980, CLS offers legal courses in conjunction with over 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide in live lecture, online, DVD, and text-only formats. The curriculum is updated by CLS to remain current and on pace with the newest trends in the legal industry. Recognizing the state-of-the-art technology and ease of use, online courses created by CLS were awarded top honors by Thomson West Publishing International. For more information, visit http://www.legalstudies.com.
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