Spring 2014 Paralegal Flyer


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Spring 2014 Paralegal Flyer

  1. 1. Spring 2014 Paralegal Certificates at UNM Continuing Education This program is an intense, fast-paced introduction to the legal system, basic concepts of paralegalism, and legal research and writing. 6 Easy Ways to Register Online ce.unm.edu Phone 505-277-0077, Option 1 M-F, 8am-5pm Mail UNM Continuing Education Attn: Registration MSC07 4030 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Fax Become a Paralegal Students who complete this course gain skills in drafting documents, interviewing, trial preparation, briefing cases, and legal research and writing, utilizing the UNM Law Library, WESTLAW, and visits to observe motions and trials in the courtroom. Upon successful completion and at the recommendation of the instructor, students are eligible to apply for a mentored paralegal internship in government setting or private law firms. Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Course This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the legal system and basic concepts of paralegalism, including civil procedure, litigation, evidence, interviewing, law office management, ethics, and Court rules and procedures. Students will learn basic library and online research, in addition to legal analysis and legal writing skills. 505-277-1990 Fax/Mail instructions see website. Course # In Person As of Fall 2013, this program now requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher. For admission, please submit a transcript (unofficial is allowed) to: Angela Pacheco, UNM Continuing Education, MSC07 4030, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. For questions, please contact Angela Pacheco, Program Supervisor, at delong@unm.edu or 505-277-3975. M-F, 8am-5pm UNM Continuing Education 1634 University Blvd. NE (just north of Indian School) Email ceregistration@unm.edu Over 70% of our students who have successfully completed both the Paralegal Certificate Course and Internship are currently working as paralegals or enrolled in law school. Date 37326 SPA February 17-April 10 Days Time MTWTh 5:30-8:30pm Hours Cost 96 $2199 As a post-baccalaureate certificate program, graduates of our program are eligible for membership into the State Bar of New Mexico Paralegal Division. For more information, visit their website at http://www.nmbar.org/aboutsbnm/paralegaldivision/ paralegaldivision.html. Paralegal Internship The internship is designed to expand knowledge through supervised placements in govermental and other legal settings. The student intern will work under the direct supervision of an attorney or paralegal in a govermental agency or law office as arranged and approved by the instructor. Completion of UNM Continuing Education Paralegal Certificate course with a GPA of 3.0 or better and instructor recommendation is required for enrollment in the internship. Students that qualify for the internship usually complete it the semester immediately following the Paralegal certificate course. Days and times of the internship will be arranged with the student and internship site mentor. Information regarding registration for the internship will be provided in your acceptance letter. Course # Days/Time Hours Cost 37327 To be arranged 160 $1699 For more information: ce.unm.edu Contact Angela Pacheco, Program Supervisor at delong@dce.unm.edu or 505-277-3975 or visit our website at ce.unm.edu.