The information session will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 6 pm on the MVCC Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, in the Information Technology Building, Room 225. Training programs start this spring and are offered in a variety of formats; in the classroom, online, or DVD.
Course offerings include:
Paralegal Studies Certificate
Start your new career as a Paralegal with this condensed course designed to train you in six quick weeks and get you to work! This nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The Paralegal Certificate Course© also teaches how to work as a paralegal full-time, part-time, or how to open your own freelance business. There are no prerequisites, but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each weekly session. This program will help students increase their office's efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from MVCC. This course is available in the classroom begin on February 5, 2013 and meets on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Students may also choose to complete the course online or via DVD. Cost of this course is $1189 plus the cost of textbooks.
Personal Injury for Paralegals - Online
This online course is designed to more thoroughly examine the duties and scope of responsibility for personal injury paralegals. With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal's success in the law office. Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims including (but not limited to): car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations, and schemes for liability. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from MVCC. This course begins online on March 11 and the cost is $729.
Software Essentials for the Law Office - Online
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. Hands on exercises will prepare students to work with a wide variety of common law office computer programs. Common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures as well as the processes involved in electronic discovery will be addressed through a variety of exercises. In addition, students will be presented with real-life scenarios and asked to identify and examine ethical issues raised by the use of technology in a legal practice. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from MVCC. This course begins online on March 11 and the cost is $729.
The information session is open to the public. For more information, please call 792-5300 or visit mvcc.edu/cced. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday. All MVCC non-credit instruction is completely self-supporting, including indirect costs, and requires no public funding.