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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 Advanced 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 Advanced Certificate of Legal Administration 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

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