Paralegal Certification from World Education
The Advanced Paralegal Studies curriculum was created to teach students the skills they need to serve as a paralegal and advance their careers in this fascinating legal field.
This paralegal certification course is also perfect for individuals who are already working in the legal field, but who would like to broaden their knowledge of legal principles and procedures.
Our paralegal certification training consists of the following modules:
Over the course of this module, you will become familiar with standard bankruptcy requirements, including those for Chapter 7, 11, and 13 protections.
You will also learn about some of the common bankruptcy court rules and how to prepare all necessary filing documents.
In this module, students learn the many skills they'll need when assisting attorneys as they interview witnesses and other parties to the legal action.
Civil Law Processes and Procedures
This module examines the various procedures involved in a civil lawsuit - from initial client contact, the discovery phase, the actual trial and appeal, all the way through to settlement negotiations.
This module also explores the role of the paralegal in pre-trial investigations, the preparation of legal documents, discovery activities, client and witness contact and interviews, and the responsibilities of paralegals during the actual trial.
Estates & Probate Court
This module of the paralegal certification course, acquaints students with the various types of property ownership and the effect ownership has on the transfer of property, either with or without a legal will. Students also learn about administration, taxation of estates and inheritance as well as the basic legal requirements for trusts, wills, guardianships, and how to administer a decedents estate.
You will become familiar with the basic procedures and requirements of trial preparation, including document preparation, discovery, scheduling and working with the court.
Formation of a Business Entity
You will learn about the various process involved in forming, maintain and dissolving business entities. You will also have the opportunity to practice preparing a wide range of legal documents related to the formation and maintenance of a business, as well as the differences between the various kinds of business entities.
Drafting Corporate Documents
In this module, students learn the basics of how to create a wide variety of transactional drafts. The emphasis is on clear and concise writing, grammatical and syntactical principles and draftsmanship. This course module serves as a good foundation for anyone who creates or reviews legal documents or contracts.
Over the course of this module, students learn about various forms of intellectual property including copyrights and trademarks. They also learn how to prepare and file the necessary documents and agreements for intellectual property protection.
This survey module teaches participants about various types of real estate documents, including foreclosure notices, deeds, mortgage instruments, mechanics liens, leases and real estate listing contracts.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In this module, participants become familiar with transactional work specific to private, small and middle market companies. They also learn about the acquisition and sale of assets of a business from the initial negotiations phase through closing the deal.
Course Access Time
Students will be given 12 months to complete their program.
Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pangs promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a peri
This program must be taken on a PC. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection (a high-speed or broadband Internet connection is highly recommended). In addition, you''ll need to have Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader, Flash Plug-in, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).
Each student will receive the following textbooks upon registraiton:
- Examples & Explanation: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor
- Fundamentals of Litigation