The Paralegal Specialist Certificate in Litigation is intended to introduce you to the legal skills required to serve the community effectively and ethically in a litigation practice. The paralegal litigation specialization covers case analysis, legal research, drafting pleadings, motion and discovery documents, evidence, and preparation of cases for trial. The paralegal program provides an academic and practical education of uncompromising quality. The certificate is approved by the American Bar Association and offered only at the Los Angeles and Woodland Hills campuses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Discuss broad legal principles from the primary areas of law, such as Torts, Contracts, Real Property, and others, and explain the definitions of certain basic legal terms and phrases.
- Conduct legal research using manual and computer-assisted methods.
- Demonstrate the basic process of legal reasoning and analysis.
- Explain the litigation process and the paralegal’s role in pre-trial, trial, and post-trial proceedings.
- Recognize how broad ethical principles apply to paralegals in a litigation practice.
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