Legal Assistant/Paralegal Course - Intermediary


Course Purpose

This course, will provide a good basic knowledge of what a legal assistant and paralegal is and what they can be asked to do as part of their work assignments.

Simply put a Legal Assistant or Paralegal is a lawyer's assistant who has been educated, to a reasonable level, and trained to carry out a variety of legal assignments and legal procedures.

Like lawyers, legal Assistants and paralegals can specialize and become of particular value to lawyers specializing in the same field. To have a specialization however, would require further study beyond this course.

Course Details

This Legal Assistant / Paralegal law course containes 6 sections. This course can be started at any time. There are no start dates and no mandatory classes to attend. The is a home study course that is delivered as a distant learning programme. However, as already mentioned there are free optional opportunities for live training sessions inside the High Court and Crown Court.

Once fully enrolled course materials will be forwarded by e-mail. Marking is assignment based, there are no exams.

On successfully completing the assignments included in the course a certificate of pass will be awarded, including a course transcript.

Course Contents

One Module containing 6 sections. It focues on many practical legal assignments that are carried out by a legal assistant / paralegal within a typical High St firm of lawyers engaged in litigation e.g. 1/ Carrying out Solicitor's Instructions and Assisting Counsel in Civil Trials. 2/ Carrying out Solicitor's Instructions and Assisting Counsel in Criminal Trials. 3/ Representing a Client Before a District Judge in the Lower Courts - Part 1. 4/ Representing a Client Before a District Judge in the Lower Courts - Part 2. 5/ Protecting the Rights of the Client at an Immigration Interview. 6/ Protecting the Rights of the Client at a Police Interview.

Work Experience?

If you would like to engage in work experience for our school this course will qualify you. The work experience will involve attending civil and criminal court trial hearings on behalf of the SAS law school. Simply let us know and we will arrange everything. A job reference is provided for those on work experience with our school.

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