Paralegal 2: Intermediate

Paralegal 2: Intermediate

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Course Hours: 
225
Price: 
$1,200.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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The Paralegal: Intermediate course provides you with an in-depth look into legal principles and effective methods for legal writing. This course will help you learn how to analyze statutes, identify core issues and key facts, and how to apply case law to various situations. A comprehensive look into the fundamentals of legal writing, such as how to structure sentences, how to dissect court briefings, and how to properly address official correspondence is also provided.

Prerequisite(s): Paralegal 1: An Introduction

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the basic anatomy of a statute and how to read a case
  • Recognize how to uncover key facts and identify legal issues
  • Define counter-analysis and how to properly state legal issues
  • Recall the fundamentals of effective legal writing
  • Identify proper etiquette and techniques for drafting office legal memoranda and correspondence

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 1
Introduction to Legal Principles and Legal Analysis

  • Sources of Law
  • Hierarchy of the Law
  • Authority
  • Ethics – Internet Research
  • Legal Analysis Process
  • Preliminary Research
  • IRAC Analysis
  • Ethics – Intellectual Honesty 

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 2
Statutory Analysis and Case Law

  • Anatomy of a Statute
  • Scope and Definition
  • Substantive Provisions
  • Statutory Analysis: The Process
  • Court Opinions: Importance and Sources
  • Court Opinions: Briefing
  • How to Read a Case

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 3
Key Facts and Issue Identification    

  • Irrelevant Facts
  • Background Facts
  • Key Facts: Definition and Types
  • Key Facts: Identification: Client’s Case
  • Determine the Key Facts
  • Assemble the Issue
  • Issue Identification: Case Law

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 4
Case Law Application: Stating the Issue

  • Shorthand/Broad Statement of Issue
  • Comprehensive/Narrow Statement of Issue
  • Law Component
  • Question Component
  • Ethics: Objectively Stating the Issue
  • On Point: Importance
  • Determining Whether a Case is on Point

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 5
Counteranalysis and Effective Legal Writing

  • Counteranalysis: Why, When and Where?
  • Counteranalysis Techniques
  • Importance of Writing Skills
  • Goal of Legal Writing
  • Legal Writing Process
  • Prewriting
  • Postwriting

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 6
Fundamentals of Writing

  • Sentences
  • Paragraphs
  • Word Selection and Usage
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Prewriting Stage
  • Sections of the Office Memorandum
  • Heading
  • Statement of Assignment

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 7
Office Legal Memorandum and Court Briefs

  • Analysis Format
  • Application of Rule of Law to Client’s Case
  • Counteranalysis
  • Similarities: Court Briefs and Office Memoranda
  • Trial Court Briefs
  • Appellate Court Briefs

Paralegal: Intermediate Module 8
Correspondence

  • Letterhead
  • Closing
  • Signatures and Title
  • Format Style
  • Types of Correspondence
  • Information Letter
  • Opinion Letter
  • Demand/Advocacy Letter

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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