Paralegal/Legal Assistant Courses
Everest's paralegal programs are designed to give you a broad, marketable background in the knowledge and skills demanded by today's law firms. As a student of Everest’s Paralegal program, you'll have an opportunity to study such subjects as:
- Civil Procedure -- This is the body of law that sets out the rules for settling disputes between individuals. Such procedures usually take the form of lawsuits.
- Family Law -- This is the body of law that covers the rules for marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, prenuptial agreements and divorces. Laws in this field tend to differ significantly from state to state.
- Contract Law -- Contract law sets down the rules for agreements, both written and oral, between individuals and/or businesses.
- Torts -- Tort law is that body of law that covers harm to persons or property in which the victim (plaintiff) attempts to exact relief -- usually in the form of money -- from the defendant. Unlike contract law, tort proceedings do not depend on a previous agreement between the parties.
- Criminal Procedure -- This is the body of law that crimes against persons or property that are prosecuted by the government rather than individuals. Unlike tort proceedings, punishment in criminal cases can include jail and/or prison time in additional to monetary penalties.
- Legal Research and Writing -- This course covers the strategies and tactics for researching legal precedents, filings and similar information, as well as the proper form and language for standard legal documents.
- Wills, Trusts and Probate -- This course covers the elements of these common legal instruments and how to properly create them.
- Trial Preparation and Procedure -- In this course, you will learn the steps necessary to prepare a case to go to court, plus how courtroom proceedings are conducted.
- Paralegal Externship -- To cap off your Everest education, you'll have an opportunity to work in an actual law office for several weeks. Many students regard this true hands-on experience as the most valuable part of their education.
Note: This Paralegal program description is not necessarily reflective of every Paralegal program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Paralegal program near you.
This paralegal training and education is not an introductory curriculum for law school.
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