Paralegal Research and Writing to be offered On Campus this Fall

Paralegal Studies

Are you interested in legal research and writing?

Interested in being a paralegal or an attorney?

For those aspiring to work as professional paralegals or legal assistances, Cerro Coso's Paralegal Studies Certificate program prepares graduates for the workplace as well as for national examinations in the field. The focus is on investigation methodologies, data analysis, legal document preparation, and pretrial materials.

Cerro Coso Community College is offering Paralegal Legal Research and Writing (PARA C112) at the Ridgecrest Campus this fall. 

PARA C112 Legal Research and Writing-I class is running on-campus this fall with instructor Laura Vitale. The class will be on Tuesday/Thursday from 6:10-7:35 pm. This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to properly complete legal research. The class examines both primary and secondary sources. Students learn to use correction citation form and complete several research assignments. There is also emphasis on researching Federal and state law using both Internet sources and electronic databases. 

If you are interested in the law and think you'd like to explore your options to work as part of a legal team, Cerro Coso's Paralegal Program of study can help. With classes in law, civil litigation and legal research, you'll gain the foundation you need to work under the direction of attorneys. You can use your certificate as the first step toward an associate's and bachelor's degree. 

Now registering for fall 2021 classes that begin August 23, 2021. Affordable. Accredited. Convenient. A leader in online education since 1997. 

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