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Continuing Education Center
334-983-0005
Summer 2015
Certificate / License Programs
According to the Department of Labor, legal occupations will
increase by about 131,000. This growth reflects continued
demand for legal services from government, individuals, and
businesses alike. Paralegals and legal assistants are expected
to account for 46,900 new jobs as legal establishments attempt
to reduce costs by assigning these workers more tasks that
were once performed by lawyers. (
).
The Paralegal Certificate program at Troy University requires
ten courses taught through the Dothan Campus by local attor-
neys. The program curriculum consists of courses which com-
bine instruction in substantive law with practical procedural skills
and is designed to meet the educational needs of career orient-
ed adults. Eight courses are taught in the classroom with two
elective courses to be taken online. Students must have a high
school diploma or GED and possess computer and internet
skills.
Program Requirements:
• 8 courses, each held one night per week for 8 weeks.
• 2 online elective courses through Ed2Go (
).
Complete at your own pace:
• Take one or all courses offered each term.
• Complete in 12 to 36 months.
Certificate Requirements:
• Complete 10 courses within 36 months.
• 75% attendance (two excused absences).
• 70% minimum test grade on each course.
• 70% minimum on comprehensive exam taken upon completion
of all 10 courses.
Paralegal Certification
Introduction to
Paralegalism
Legal Research*
Legal Writing*
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Family Law
Juvenile Law
Depositions & Trial
Preparation
Ethics for Paralegals
10 Required Courses for the Paralegal Certificate
*Legal Research and Legal Writing must be taken back to back with the same
instructor.
2015 COURSE SCHEDULE
Thursdays
January 8 - February 26
Legal Research
Mondays
January 26 - March 16
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Thursdays
March 5 - April 23
Legal Writing
Mondays
April 20 - June 15
Family Law
Tuesdays
May 12 - June 30
Ethics for Paralegals
Mondays
August 3 - September 28
Introduction to Paralegalism
Tuesdays
September 8 - October 27
Juvenile Law
Thursdays
October 1 - November 19
Depositions and Trial Preparation
All on-site courses are located at the Dothan Campus and are taught by practicing attorneys.
For more information and to register contact The Continuing Education Center on the Dothan Campus
334-983-0005 or email
To register online go to:
Elective courses are acceptable only through Troy University Continuing
Education link to Ed2Go at
Courses include:
• Employment Law Fundamentals
• Introduction to Criminal Law
• Workers’ Compensation
• Real Estate Law
• Legal Nurse Consulting
For each online class taken, the student must provide the Continuing
Education office with a copy of the certificate and a copy of the final
exam within two weeks of completing the course.
*Actual course dates, topics, and fees are subject to change,
including the online courses. Contact the Continuing Education
office, 334-983-0005, to confirm courses, dates and fees.
Each course is $139* plus cost of books.
I am currently about halfway through the program and have been pleasantly
surprised. The classes are excellent and the instructors are well versed in the
subject matter of the classes they teach. The continuing education staff are
always there to assist with questions about the classes, books, etc. I recom-
mend this program to anyone interested in a great educational experience.
J.D. Skinner, Paralegal Student
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