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Paralegal Crash Course

Most people have heard of an attorney and understand what service they provide to the public, but others have either never heard about paralegals or do not understand the contribution that they make to the public and the legal profession overall.

Paralegals play an important role within a legal team and can assist with a variety of functions from legal research to assisting at trials. There is not a one size fits all approach to becoming a paralegal. Some individuals have earned the title by working themselves up from a receptionist position while others have obtained extensive formal training that resulted in a certificate or degree.

Although formal training is not a requirement for becoming a paralegal obtaining formal training provides individuals with the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of this rewarding field and also expand into a niche within the legal industry like an e-Discovery specialization, environmental advocacy, construction defect law, workers compensation specialist, Court Appointed Special Advocate for children, and more.

Within the profession, there is a wide range of titles that come along with the job. If you are considering this field, then check out some of the positions you could land:

  • Bankruptcy Specialist
  • Contract Administrator
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • E-discovery Specialist
  • Elder Law Paralegal
  • Foreclosure Specialist
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • Social Security Disability Specialist

As you gain experience within the industry, you could advance into other positions such as:

  • Attorney
  • Case Manager
  • Law Firm Administrator
  • Paralegal Instructor
  • Paralegal Manager
  • Senior Paralegal

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Length 2.5 total hours
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Instructors Rainmakers Legal Education, Rainmakers Virtual College, Agility Training Academy, Agility Academy
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Language English
Subjects Business Social Sciences
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The sound is really bad during S2L11 before it eventually goes out completely.

entirely too basic

Even though it took me 12 hours to complete the 26 lectures because I took a lot of notes, I still think this crash course is entirely too basic.

therefore recommend adding

I would therefore recommend adding a terminology lecture at the beginning so users will know the terms before they are being used on every slide.

lexusnexis or e-discovery

Although I really enjoyed the quick lesson on Clio, I would have liked to have seen examples of LexusNexis or e-Discovery being used as well.

added between sessions

However more details could be given in order to make practical and some tests can be added between sessions in order to ascertain that we are grabbing the concept.

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Rating 3.7 based on 12 ratings
Length 2.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $0
From Udemy
Instructors Rainmakers Legal Education, Rainmakers Virtual College, Agility Training Academy, Agility Academy
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Business Social Sciences
Tags Business Business Law

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