A new paralegal certification program has been set up in Indiana with the implementation of a program from Ivy Tech Community College Northwest.
GetParalegalCertification reports that the course looks at job possibilities in the paralegal profession, the various paralegal associations and the skills required, including the usual paralegal requirements such as legal research, legal writing and other requirements.
PARA 101 will be offered as follows: on Tuesdays from 11am to 1:45pm at the Michigan City campus, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 2:45pm or Mondays from 6pm to 8:45pm at the Valparaiso campus.
The Paralegal Program at Ivy Tech prides itself on upholding a high standard for the curriculum. To ensure this standard is not only met but exceeded, the program covers many substantive areas of law and engages the students in an environment where they receive practical skills.
The overall goal is to give students the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful as entry level paralegals working under the supervision of lawyers. Students and graduates of the Paralegal Program will be able to: practice as a legal assistant or paralegal in either the private or public sector, apply ethical reasoning, communicate effectively in written and oral forms, perform legal research, and demonstrate critical and creative thinking.