COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to PL 480, Capstone Project. I am pleased to instruct you in this course.
This is a bachelors’ level course that prepares you to work in the field of paralegal studies.
This cocourse is intended to give future paralegals an overview of the practical role of the paralegal in assisting the attorney. Students will learn the basic skills involved in paralegal work including legal research and writing, document preparation, investigation and interviewing, client relations, file management, time-keeping and litigation support. Students will also learn career expectations and how to explore employment opportunities.
This course will concentrate on providing students with a good working knowledge of the practical role of paralegals as an integral part of the modern law office. Special consideration will be given to the ethical issues confronting the paralegal profession.
I know you will enjoy this course. Please learn as much as you can as you progress through it, as it does lay down a solid foundation for the rest of the curriculum. It is my pleasure to have you in the course.