Basic

Basic Level Courses

A basic level is most appropriate for the professional with little to no experience in the subject area being taught.

The Art and Science of Building Habits for the Busy Paralegal

How people change their minds and create helpful habits rests on a solid evidence base. Learn the science of habit formation and goal attainment. When beginning any intentional change, there are predicable stages of change that require distinct strategies, depending on your stage. Learn tools to cultivate motivation and help you reach your most important priorities. 

Dealing with Difficult People: Tools for the Paralegal

Emphasis will be placed on identifying the truly dysfunctional and difficult people who are in a class of their own and require an entirely different and highly specific skill set. Learn to triage the bully from other challenging people such as victims, know-it-alls and complainers. Attendees will be given proven techniques to identify the most difficult people and protect yourself and others around you to minimize their impact.    

CP Review: Real Estate & Property

This session will assist those taking the Certified Paralegal (“CP”) Exam review for the real estate and property component of the knowledge portion of the CP Exam. Our review will begin with bedrock concepts of real estate law that were formed as early as Europe’s feudal era through the development of modern principles and practices. We will examine basic ownership rights and other real property interests such as estates, landlord and tenant rights, easements, and restrictions.   

CP Review: Criminal Law and Torts

This session will assist those in taking the Certified Paralegal Exam review for the Criminal Litigation and Torts portions of the knowledge section of the exam. The session offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of Criminal Litigation and Torts.

It will focus on the following:

  1. Courts, jurisdiction, and venue
  2. Pleadings and Procedures
  3. Trial Procedures introduction
  4. Final stages of trial and post-trial
  5. Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
  6. Torts

CP Review: Civil Litigation and Torts

This session will assist those in taking the Certified Paralegal Exam review for the Civil Litigation and Torts portions of the knowledge section of the exam. The session offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of Civil Litigation and Torts.

It will focus on the following:

  • Courts, jurisdiction and venue
  • Pleadings and Procedures
  • Trial Procedures introduction
  • Final stages of trial and post-trial
  • Federal Rules 

CP Review: Contract Law

This session will assist those in taking the Certified Paralegal (“CP”) Exam review for the contracts component of the knowledge portion of the CP Exam. The session offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of contract law and will focus on the following:

CP Review: Skills Exam - Essay Writing

This session will assist those in taking the Certified Paralegal (“CP”) Exam review for the skills portion of the exam. It will focus on the following:

  1. learning how to identify relevant facts and issues
  2. the application of law to facts
  3. the analysis of issues and formation of conclusions, and
  4. the organization of information and clarification of expression

Emphasis will be placed on proper written communication skills. A sample essay will be given and discussed during the presentation.

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