• Merrillville Adult Education - Community Education
     
    Paralegal Certificaton Program

    Learn to dance like they do on the show, or just have fun with it! The following is a list of available classes for the 2011 Fall semester.
     
    Oak Leaf
     
    FALL 2011
    Classes
     
     
    PARALEGAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
    Our Continuing Education Department, in partnership with Paralegal Studies, is offering a 12 month Paralegal Certificate of Completion.  The five-class, generalist, entry-level program gives a comprehensive overview of paralegal roles and responsibilities.  The program is recommended for people with a minimum of a high school diploma/GED or those in the legal profession seeking advancement or career change.  If you elect to take individual classes instead of the complete program, you will not receive a program certificate of completion.  You do not have to be enrolled in the certificate program to take individual courses.
    For program details and questions, contact the instructor Mr. Perovanovich via email, zoran1990@juno.com 
    Or visit the program website, www.paralegalstudies.com
    Our instructor, Zoron V. Perovanovich, CPL., M.A.T. has been a paralegal, educator and consultant for over 20 years in the tri-state area.  Mr. Perovanovich is the owner and teacher of Midwest Paralegal Studies, and he is dedicated to offer flexible low cost entry level paralegal classes across the country. 
    Paralegal Orientation:  "Free" Online Information Session (offered year round)
    Instructor:  Mr. Zoran Perovanovich
    Prerequisite:  None
    Is the paralegal career for you?  Paralegal, legal assistant, lawyer's assistant are titles used interchangeable to describe individuals who work with attorneys and other professionals in the field of law.  The Paralegal Certificate Program at our school will be explained at this "free" online information seminar web link below available 24/7:
    You may take selected program courses to meet your individual needs.  Courses may be taken in any order at the start of each class term below.  We recommend all students take classes in the following order.
    Classes begin Thursdays, February 3rd, April 7th and June 2nd and run seven weeks (21 hours). These classes are independent online/video programs. We do not meet on campus during the year.
    After you register, please email our instructor, Mr. Perovanovich, zoran1990@juno.com

     
    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS and SCHEDULE: 

    PARALEGAL RESEARCH - PAR-1
    This course presents an overview of entry-level paralegal research and writing tools.  Students will be required to visit a tri-state library once a week for specific assignments.  In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC analytical reasoning technique.   All work must be submitted on-line.

    Thursdays, February 3rd, April 7th and June 2nd
     
     
    Fee:  $195
     

     

    PARALEGAL JURISPRUDENCE - PAR-2

    This course presents an overview of the paralegal profession including many of the more popular areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, consumer, real estate, immigration and many others) will be explored.  All students will be required to select a one-specialist area and write twelve-part report for substantive career development.  Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online.
     
    Thursdays, February 3rd, April 7th and June 2nd
     
     
    Fee:  $195
     
     
     
     
    PARALEGAL LITIGATION - PAR-3

    This course presents an overview of litigation and trial support used by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work.  All students will be required to visit a specific local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeals.  In addition, each student will be asked to make a class presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online.
     
    Thursdays, February 3rd, April 7th and June 2nd
     
     
    Fee:  $195
     

     

    PARALEGAL MANAGEMENT - PAR-4

    This course presents an overview of the paralegal office manager at work.  All students will be required to network with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class.  All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online.
     
    Thursdays, February 3rd, April 7th and June 2nd
     
     
    Fee:  $195
     
     
     
    PARALEGAL CAREER - PAR-5

    This course presents an overview of paralegal career advancement options that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market.  All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal job search portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation.  Each student will also post an eResume online at the end of class.

    Thursdays, February 3rd, April 7th and June 2nd

     

     

    Fee:  $195