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Paralegal Certificate Courses©

The Paralegal Certificate Course is a non-credit course.

Now is a great time to enhance your resume, increase your earning potential, and remain competitive in this difficult job market!

There is still time to register for our Paralegal Certificate Course© offered through Montana State University Billings.

Recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor indicate that the paralegal profession will continue to grow from 2010 to 2020 by 18%. Our "nationally acclaimed" legal education courses specifically focus on providing students with the most affordable, flexible, and effective legal education possible to achieve their academic goals in a short time frame with minimal costs. Our paralegal and advanced paralegal courses have been developed by qualified attorneys and meet the highest standards in the US for working paralegals.

You will learn to:

  • Draft legal documents including memoranda, motions, and appellate briefs
  • Perform legal research and writing
  • Interview clients and witnesses
  • Prepare a trial notebook, and much more!

Westlaw training included and access provided for a nominal fee.

This course is also available online. Click Here for More Info.

Register online at MSU Billings Extended Campus website or by phone at 1-800-708-0068 for BCCD 101 Paralegal Certificate Course.

Top 5 reasons to enroll in our courses:

  1. Affordable programs
  2. Flexible course schedules
  3. Certificates awarded by accredited colleges and universities
  4. Courses are taught by practicing lawyers and paralegals
  5. Legal Education is our specialization!

Enroll now!

Professional certificate awarded by Montana State University Billings.

The Center for Legal Studies

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You may register online at
MSU Billings Outreach or by phone at 1-800-708-0068 or 1-406-896-5890.

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Class Schedule & Course Details

Online Lecture formats

IMPORTANT: The online course is completed in two consecutive seven-week sessions, and both sessions must be successfully completed in order to receive a Certificate.

Schedule

Session I:
January 13, 2014 – April 25, 2014

Session II:
March 10, 2014 – June 20, 2014

Session III:
May 5, 2014 – August 15, 2014

Session IV:
June 30, 2014 – October 10, 2014

Session V:
August 25, 2014 – December 5, 2014

Session VI:
October 20, 2014 – December 5, 2014

DVD and Text-only Lecture formats

(The DVD and Text-only formats are independent studying formats for which students are allowed 1 year to complete and submit all coursework and materials. These formats are ongoing, and a student can register and begin anytime.)
Required Textbooks* (for the Online and Text-Only formats)

  • Paralegal Certificate Course© Workbook by Margaret J. Kirk
  • Paralegal Career for Dummies by Scott and Lisa Hatch
  • Introduction to Paralegalism 7th Edition by William Statsky
  • Federal Civil Rules Booklet
  • Legal Document Preparation Manual for the Paralegal Certificate Course© by the Center for Legal Studies
  • A Uniform System of Citation (aka “The Bluebook”) most recent edition
  • WESTLAW Legal Research Access (recommended, but not required, for the Text-Only format)

This book is recommended:

  • Oran’s Dictionary of the Law 4th Edition

NOTE: WESTLAW online legal research access is required for the Online Lecture and DVD formats.
Required Textbooks* (for the DVD format)

  • Paralegal Procedures and Practices by Scott and Lisa Hatch
  • A Paralegal Primer 3rd Edition by Scott and Lisa Hatch
  • Paralegal Career for Dummies by Scott and Lisa Hatch
  • Federal Civil Rules Booklet
  • Legal Document Preparation Manual for the Paralegal Certificate Course© by the Center for Legal Studies
  • WESTLAW Legal Research Access

This book is recommended:

  • Introduction to Paralegalism 7th Edition by William Statsky
  • Oran’s Dictionary of the Law 4th Edition
  • Uniform System of Citations most current edition

* All textbooks and resources can be purchased through the Center for Legal Studies by calling 1-800-522-7737, or by ordering online by going to www.legalstudies.com. WESTLAW access is subject to terms and conditions. Availability, prices and required textbooks are subject to change.


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