Lakewood University

Legal Assistant Certificate

Program Highlights
  • 2 Semester Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition
Overview
Legal Assistant Certificate

This program will provide students with the legal knowledge and administrative skills to serve as paralegals, working closely with not only attorneys in law firms, but also corporations, real estate companies, government agencies and the banking industry.

This 24 credit-hour certificate program will focus on realistic projects, case studies, and practical application of classroom instruction. In both the classroom and through internships the students will develop professional networking relationships and have the opportunity to investigate various aspects of the paralegal/legal assistant profession. The program provides the educational background enabling the student to prepare for and take the NALA and NALS national certification exams.

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Program Outcomes
Program Outline
What You Receive
Career Outlook
Program Cost
Program Outcomes
  • Describe the American legal system, its structure, and how it operates
  • Describe societal issues and ethical consideration for attorneys and paralegals
  • Identify the elements in various areas of law including criminal, contract, business, tort, property wills & estates, and family law
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and identify various conflict resolution
  • Describe how law firms are structures and paralegal’s role in the context
  • Analyze landlord and tenant law
  • Identify the source of criminal law
  • Describe the composition of a family law office
  • Identify the elements and defense to various intentional torts
  • Explain how contracts are formed
  • Conduct legal research and demonstrate the basics of legal correspondence
  • Examine the drafting of wills and trust
Program Outline
What You Receive
  • Textbooks and/or eBooks
  • A success coach to help you navigate your way to graduation
  • Academic support via text, email, web portal, or phone
  • Mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads
  • Career services for life
Career Outlook

Employment of legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job prospects.

Program Cost
Legal Assistant Certificate Program – (2 semesters)
Payment Plan Term Total Tuition Enroll

Payment Plan – 12 Credit Hours

Payment in Full: $5,052.00
(per semester)

Tuition: $5,052.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student.

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term

Low Interest Financing

Lakewood University offers affordable, low interest payment plans. That means, unlike many other schools, you can graduate without going thousands of dollars into debt.

Low Monthly Payments

Lakewood University’s low monthly payment plans are designed to fit your budget.

Convenient Payment Methods

We make it easy for you by accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept debit cards, prepaid cards, checks and money orders. You can simply pay online, by phone or by mail.

Military Education Benefits

We actively support the education of active duty members, their spouses, and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Thanks to Lakewood’s low tuition, your military benefits will go a lot further. That means you can complete your education with little to no out-of-pocket costs.

Tuition Reimbursement

You may qualify for tuition reimbursement from your employer under the Employee Education Assistance Act, IRS Code, Section 127. Check with your human resources department or supervisor to see if you are eligible.

Qualifications

No one is turned down for the Monthly Payment Plans. However, Lakewood University does perform credit checks for all monthly payment applicants.

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