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College of Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning, 896-5890
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269

October 8, 2009

Lifelong Learning program offers 12-session paralegal course

Weekend schedule helps meet needs of working professionals

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Paralegals interested in enhancing their resumes, increasing their earning potential and reaming competitive in a tight job market can do so with a course offered through the Montana State University Billings College of Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning.

The CPSLL’s 12-session Paralegal Certificate Course starts Oct. 17 and runs through the fall.

Recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor indicate that the paralegal profession will continue to grow in 2009 by 22 percent. Other reports indicate that the paralegal profession is one of a few recession-proof careers.

These 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. Our paralegal and advanced paralegal courses have been developed by qualified attorneys and meet the highest standards in the U.S. for working paralegals.

Through the program, students will learn how to:

  1. Draft legal documents including memoranda, motions, and appellate briefs
  2. Perform legal research and writing
  3. Interview clients and witnesses
  4. Prepare a trial notebook, and much more!

Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for six weekends.

To find out more, call 896-5890 or go to and click on the “Workforce and Professional Development” link.

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