Courses
This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.


January 14, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course presents legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere, will be examined. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAWNext, WESTLAW classic and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Alternative Dispute Resolution refers to dispute resolution techniques that may better suit the needs of parties than traditional litigation does. This intensive course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Bankruptcy is an area of law that has provided significant employment for paralegals. This course examines the debtor-creditor relationship and the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, both under Chapter 7 (liquidation) and 11 (reorganization). You will study the Bankruptcy Code in depth and learn how to prepare the most important bankruptcy forms.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This course examines the law and practice of business organizations and the paralegal's potential functions in this area of law. It begins with an examination of basic agency law, followed by a study of the fundamental structure and most important legal doctrines relating to general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, small closely-held corporations, and large publicly-traded corporations.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the federal constitution, including the institution of judicial review, the limitations on federal judicial power, the constitutional roles of the legislative and executive branches, due process of law, and individual rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Possible future trends of the U.S. Supreme Court will also be explored. This course will focus on individual civil liberties and 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claims, emphasizing redress for violations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
The course begins with an overview of the concept of punishment and goes on to study the burden of proof and criminal defenses; it also provides a critical look at the most common crimes. Students will learn common terminology in criminal law and how to consider a crime thoroughly in terms of its elements.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
In Criminal Procedure, students are presented with a clear and concise overview of the Constitutional protections that are provided to the accused in the United States, including the law of search and seizure, Miranda rights, Fifth Amendment protection, and the right to an attorney. The knowledge gained in this course is essential to full or part-time law office employment, as well as employment with government agencies in the criminal justice system.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This course focuses on the laws that govern America's public school system, as well as home schooling, including student rights regarding discipline, suspension, personal grooming, testing and grading, and drug testing. Topics such as segregation, integration, dress codes and drug testing are essential not only for paralegals seeking full or part-time law office employment, but also for teachers, school counselors and administrators working in the schools.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This course explores the paralegal's role in estate planning. The requirements of creating enforceable wills and trusts will be covered, and study of resulting and constructive trusts will be provided.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
Family law pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course will study the differences between community and separate property, the classification of property, and the impact of such classification. The role of the paralegal in family law practice and the importance of mediation of domestic issues will also be discussed.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This course explores all significant aspects of the immigration and naturalization process in the United States, including the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This cutting edge course provides in depth instruction in one of the most dynamic and challenging areas of the law. Paralegals in this exciting area work on copyrights, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, protection of trade secrets, and much more. The knowledge gained in this course is not only applicable to full or part-time law office employment, but is also essential for authors and business owners who may be involved in entertainment and contract matters. This challenging specialty is in great demand.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This intensive online program is designed to train and qualify students to provide assistance to crime victims. The course provides an overview of criminal procedure and discusses the devastating effects crime can have on its victims. You will learn how paralegals as victim advocates can assist their office's clients who have been victimized by crime.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU
This intensive class is designed to give students, particularly from Colorado and neighboring states, an appreciation of the importance of allocation of water resources in the American West.


January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online Class, ECU
March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019, Online Class, ECU
May 6, 2019 to June 21, 2019, Online Class, ECU
July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019, Online Class, ECU
August 26, 2019 to October 11, 2019, Online Class, ECU

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