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Advanced Legal Research & Writing Certificate Course (Online Format) Option 2 03/09/2020 - 04/24/2020 $995.00

This course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.

Course Objectives include how to:
•How to conduct manual legal research
•How to conduct electronic legal research
•How to find, interpret and use various types of legal authorities
•How to shepardize legal authorities
•How to write a legal analysis
•How to draft a Memorandum of Law
•How to brief case opinions
•How to engage in various types of legal writing

Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will be assigned an advanced legal research project and legal writing assignment. Final research and writing projects will be presented for grading to the instructor or The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion (Online).

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the core Paralegal Certificate Course or have one- year paralegal experience prior to enrolling in this course. Students are encouraged to purchase their books immediately after registering by calling The Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737. Books cost approx. $363 plus shipping.

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Class Times:
Advanced Legal Research & Writing Certificate Course (Online Format) Option 3 05/04/2020 - 06/19/2020 $995.00

This course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.

Course Objectives include how to:
•How to conduct manual legal research
•How to conduct electronic legal research
•How to find, interpret and use various types of legal authorities
•How to shepardize legal authorities
•How to write a legal analysis
•How to draft a Memorandum of Law
•How to brief case opinions
•How to engage in various types of legal writing

Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will be assigned an advanced legal research project and legal writing assignment. Final research and writing projects will be presented for grading to the instructor or The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion (Online).

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the core Paralegal Certificate Course or have one- year paralegal experience prior to enrolling in this course. Students are encouraged to purchase their books immediately after registering by calling The Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737. Books cost approx. $363 plus shipping.

Want more information, go to: https://www.legalstudies.com/product/university-of-louisiana-at-lafayett...

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Advanced Legal Research & Writing Certificate Course (Online Format) Option 4 06/29/2020 - 08/14/2020 $995.00

This course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.

Course Objectives include how to:
•How to conduct manual legal research
•How to conduct electronic legal research
•How to find, interpret and use various types of legal authorities
•How to shepardize legal authorities
•How to write a legal analysis
•How to draft a Memorandum of Law
•How to brief case opinions
•How to engage in various types of legal writing

Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will be assigned an advanced legal research project and legal writing assignment. Final research and writing projects will be presented for grading to the instructor or The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion (Online).

Prerequisite: Students must have completed the core Paralegal Certificate Course or have one- year paralegal experience prior to enrolling in this course. Students are encouraged to purchase their books immediately after registering by calling The Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737. Books cost approx. $363 plus shipping.

Want more information, go to: https://www.legalstudies.com/product/university-of-louisiana-at-lafayett...

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Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course 03/09/2020 - 06/19/2020 $2400.00

These advanced topics build upon the Paralegal Certificate Course© and are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law.

Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Students must successfully complete the Core Requirements before they take the Advanced Paralegal Course. Up to three Advanced Paralegal Course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session and Advanced Paralegal Course topics do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Topics include:
•Advanced Legal Research
•Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
•Bankruptcy Law
•Business Law
•Constitutional Law
•Criminal Law
•Criminal Procedure
•Education Law
•Estate Planning
•Family Law
•Immigration Law
•Intellectual Property
•Real Property Law
•Victim Advocacy
•Water Law

Participants should expect to spend at least 8-12 hours per week reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course. Participants who successfully complete six of the topics required of the Advanced Paralegal Course will earn up to 27 CEU’s and will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Required book purchases will vary by topic. Total book fee (for six topics) can range from $220 - $630Please call 337-482-6386 for more information on ordering books.

Prerequisite: Paralegal Certificate Course

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Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course 05/04/2020 - 08/14/2020 $2400.00

These advanced topics build upon the Paralegal Certificate Course© and are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law.

Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Students must successfully complete the Core Requirements before they take the Advanced Paralegal Course. Up to three Advanced Paralegal Course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session and Advanced Paralegal Course topics do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Topics include:
•Advanced Legal Research
•Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
•Bankruptcy Law
•Business Law
•Constitutional Law
•Criminal Law
•Criminal Procedure
•Education Law
•Estate Planning
•Family Law
•Immigration Law
•Intellectual Property
•Real Property Law
•Victim Advocacy
•Water Law

Participants should expect to spend at least 8-12 hours per week reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course. Participants who successfully complete six of the topics required of the Advanced Paralegal Course will earn up to 27 CEU’s and will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Required book purchases will vary by topic. Total book fee (for six topics) can range from $220 - $630Please call 337-482-6386 for more information on ordering books.

Prerequisite: Paralegal Certificate Course.

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eDiscovery for Paralegals (Online Format) Option 2 03/09/2020 - 04/24/2020 $995.00

The eDiscovery for Paralegals course is an introductory course for persons entering the eDiscovery field, as well as professionals wanting to broaden their knowledge of the eDiscovery process. This 7-week course covers the entire eDiscovery process, from preparation, to collection, to review of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Throughout the 17 online modules and tests, learners will progress through the basics of eDiscovery preparation, best practices for ESI collection, and finally, the review process. The course is supplemented with a comprehensive textbook that covers most relevant eDiscovery topics.

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of at least 8 hours per week reading, taking online modules, and completing assignments.

Students are encouraged to purchase their book immediately after registering by calling the Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737. Book cost approx. $89 plus shipping.

To register or for more information go to: https://www.legalstudies.com/product/university-of-louisiana-lafayette-e...

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Notary Preparation Course (Online Format) 02/18/2020 - 06/02/2020 $550.00

This online course is designed to help you pass the Louisiana notary public examination and attain your statewide jurisdiction notarial commissions. Classes are administered online every week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM via webinars and include live instructor-student interaction, assignments, forms, valuable resources, and incredibly powerful notary preparatory exercises and tools. Sample juridical acts such as the will, testament, trust, tutorship, mortgage, promissory note, cash sale, credit sale, affidavit, powers of attorney, donation, and more will be at your fingertips.

Further, juridical act legal effect considerations will be addressed throughout the course. Classes are recorded and posted in the classroom e-portal in both video (MP4) and audio (MP3) formats. Practice tests, reviews, and quizzes are also delivered throughout the course designed to give you a clear sense of your progress and prepare you for the statewide examination in a comprehensive manner.

The course is instructed by Dr. Shane J. Milazzo who earned his Louisiana statewide jurisdiction notarial commission in June of 2008. Having taught notary preparatory classes for years in both ground and on-line venues, he continues to have incredible student feedback and testimonials every semester. Further, he has been hired by many to produce and notarize various legal instruments since earning his commission and he has remained aware of both current notary examination requirements and potential upcoming changes.

Students will need to purchase a book at an approximate cost of $120. Approximately 2 weeks before the start of the class, registered students will receive an email with a link to the Syllabus and information for ordering books.

No class on February 25 and April 14.

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Paralegal Certificate Course (Online Format) Option 2 03/09/2020 - 06/19/2020 $1595.00

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that work in the paralegal field will continue to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the 21st century. Our intensive program can enhance your career options by training you to interview clients and witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist trial attorneys in preparing cases for litigation. Our nationally acclaimed curriculum is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers who, through this formal study, will earn a certificate of completion from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Instruction is practice-oriented and focuses on areas of law in which paralegals are in demand. This course has been designed to boost your marketable job skills and office efficiency, productivity, and billable hours. The online format is perfect for working adults who want to advance their careers or begin new careers as a full-time, part-time, or freelance paralegal.

The following will be covered in this course:
1. Legal Terminology, Documents, Ethics, Civil Law, and the Litigation Process
2. Introduction to the Evidentiary Predicate
3. Identifying Relevant Authority
4. Introduction to Legal Research
5. Legal Research Practice
6. Legal Writing and Appellate Procedure
This course of study will be centered on the Louisiana Civil Code. There are no prerequisites other than a high school diploma (or GED), but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework each session. This course does not certify you as a Licensed Paralegal. Students will earn 9.0 CEUs for a total of 90 hours, and will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Students must complete 2 consecutive 7-week sessions for a total of 14 weeks.

The Online Paralegal Certificate Course© consists of 2 consecutive 7-week sessions. Session I is held March 9 - April 24, 2020 and Session II is held May 4 - June 19, 2020.

Students are encouraged to purchase their books immediately after registering by calling The Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737. Books cost approx. $450 depending on shipping.

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https://www.legalstudies.com/product/university-of-louisiana-lafayette-p...

For more information on required and recommended books for this class click the link above then scroll down and click on the Online Link.

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Private Investigator Basic 02/28/2020 - 03/08/2020 $350.00

The Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners (LSBPIE) requires completion of an approved 40-hour course prior to an applicant taking the state-licensing exam.

This course covers rules, regulations, surveillance techniques, locating witnesses or missing persons, interviews and statements, court records research, courtroom testimony, standard practices and much more! This course spans two consecutive weekends.

The certification exam is held immediately following class on the last day of the 40-hour course. Successful completion of the course and exam is one of the first steps in pursuing a private investigations career.

An additional $50 examination fee (payable to LSBPIE) is required at the time of the examination (on the last day of class).

Participants must have a valid form of identification to take the examination

Class Times:

Fri Feb 28 2020 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat Feb 29 2020 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Mar 1 2020 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri Mar 6 2020 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat Mar 7 2020 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Mar 8 2020 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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