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Notary Preparation Course 02/23/2021 - 06/01/2021 $550.00

This online course is designed to help you pass the Louisiana notary public examination and attain your statewide jurisdiction notarial commission. Classes are administered online every week on Tuesday evenings from 6 PM to 9 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 online 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 must have a computer with Internet access, email, an Internet browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari, MS Word, and be able to download and install two free plug-ins (Adobe Reader and Java). $550 plus approximately $120 for required book (ordering instructions will be emailed about two-weeks before the start date) (Online) Instructor: Dr. Shane Milazzo

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Paralegal Certificate Course (Online Format) 01/11/2021 - 04/23/2021 $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 CEU's 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 January 11 – February 26, 2021 and Session II is held March 8 – April 23, 2021. Registering for the January session will automatically enter you in both sessions.
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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