Paralegal Certificate Courses

The Paralegal Certificate Course© and the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course© presented by Sacred Heart University have been offered since 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation, and cover all relevant topics and skill sets necessary to work as a paralegal.

Paralegal Certificate Course©

The Paralegal Certificate Course© includes lectures on how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal, or how to open your own freelance business. This intensive, nationally acclaimed curriculum is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Course topics will include how to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which paralegals are most in demand. Students must pass numerous quizzes and successfully complete several legal document writing assignments. This course is completed in two consecutive seven-week sessions. Students who successfully complete both Paralegal I & II will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University. More Information...

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course©

The Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course© picks where the Paralegal Certificate Course left off. These substantive law classes provide students with more in-depth coverage of specific topics of law. Each topic is completed in one 7-week online session and students may take a maximum of three topics per session. Students who successfully complete at least six Advanced topics will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University.

Students can benefit from the convenience of these online courses that are accessible any time of day or night, and from any computer with internet access. Students may interact with each other through an online forum, and assignments and exams are emailed to the instructor for grading. More Information...

Legal Secretary Certificate Course

The Legal Secretary Certificate Course provides those interested in a career change with new, marketable job skills and helps those already working as legal secretaries to increase efficiency and productivity in their offices. Topics of study include introduction to theory of law, the legal process, and the nature of the practice of law. Discussion will include the process of law as well as the specific legal terminology. Legal ethics are also covered.

Those who successfully complete this non-credit program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University. More Information...

Legal Investigation Certificate Course

The Legal Investigation Certificate Course is designed to teach legal investigation skills to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field. At the end of the course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses, as well as, state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business.

Those who successfully complete this non-credit program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University. More Information...

Software Essentials for the Law Office Certificate Course

The Software Essentials for the Law Office Certificate Course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management, and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery; and trail presentation and graphics, software.

Those who successfully complete this non-credit program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University. More Information...

Personal Injury Law for Paralegals Certificate Course

The Personal Injury Law for Paralegals Certificate Course is an exciting, fast-paced class that teaches many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury incidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating, and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in the law office.

Those who successfully complete this non-credit program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Sacred Heart University. More Information...