Credits: 3 Credits (126 Clock Hours)
Self-paced: 4-month completion deadline.
Legal Research and Writing is tailored for individuals without a legal background, equipping paralegals with the skills essential for typical tasks in legal settings. The course offers comprehensive insights into critical legal tasks such as identifying issues, executing both traditional and digital research, referencing secondary authorities, drafting briefs and memoranda, among others. The course layout is user-friendly and emphasizes hands-on learning, using hypothetical scenarios, real-world examples, exercises, interactive quizzes, and assignments. Additionally, the course remains current by integrating discussions on modern digital tools, including fee-based legal research platforms, pivotal in today's legal landscape.
Subjects covered include:
- Spotting and analyzing legal issues.
- Traditional and online legal research techniques.
- Secondary authorities and citating procedures.
- Drafting briefs and legal memoranda.
- Hands-on learning through examples and exercises.
- Incorporation of digital tools and fee-based legal research subscriptions.
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Courses are self-paced and supported by qualified faculty. Students work on their reading, assignments, and quizzes on their own time. This flexibility allows students to study while navigating the rest of their busy lives. Our courses and programs have completion deadlines, but beyond that, students can complete the work on their own schedule. Instructors are always available for questions and support. Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning