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How to Become a Paralegal

Would you like to become a paralegal or legal assistant? Do you have excellent organisational and communication skills? Would you like to develop your research and writing skills in a legal context? The Certificate of Legal Administration (Paralegal) is an online legal program that will provide you with a solid foundation in legal terminology, how to manage cases, draft correspondence, perform legal research and legal office administration.

Paralegals play a critical role in the legal system and there are vast opportunities for paralegals with the right skillset and knowledge. The Certificate of Legal Administration – Paralegal covers the following areas of practice:

  • Legal roles and responsibilities
  • Identify key personnel/sections within a legal firm
  • Legal terminology
  • Conflict of interest
  • Relevant legislation
  • Produce and despatch legal information
  • Court etiquette
  • Record file related critical dates and times
  • Make and record appointments
  • Assist and prepare for critical dates
  • Follow up outcomes of meetings or other activities
  • Timelines for completing search work
  • Lodgements and requests
  • Plan search
  • Conduct search
  • Receive outcome of search
  • Deliver information
  • Work within codes of conduct
  • Follow confidentiality procedures
  • Follow security procedures
  • Record fee earner time
  • Access time sheets
  • Enter disbursements incurred

To view the full course outline, please go to: Certificate of Legal Administration – Paralegal