Certificate in Paralegal Studies

UW Professional & Continuing Education

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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Who should attend

Paralegals and those seeking to become paralegals or enter other law-related occupations, including those pursuing Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) certification.

About the course

Paralegals play a vital role in the legal profession, providing key support services to attorneys in both public and private practice. Paralegal training has also grown in importance as many states — especially Washington — look to expand access to affordable legal representation, particularly in the areas of housing, family law and health care. As a result, job growth in the field is extremely robust.

In this certificate program, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the U.S. legal system and acquire the key knowledge and skills needed to work as a paralegal or in a related role. We’ll explore major aspects of court systems, hearings, trials and laws and explore essential subjects such as litigation, legal research, contracts, technology and professional ethics.

What you’ll learn

  • Legal theory and reasoning
  • Fundamentals of legal research, writing and analysis, including terminology and resources, interviewing, and documenting
  • All major aspects of litigation, covering areas such as criminal, environmental and family law
  • Essential topics in business law, including contracts, corporations, real estate and banking
  • Preeminent concerns related to professional and ethical responsibility in the legal field

Prepare for certification

This program is approved by the Limited License Legal Technician Board of the Washington State Bar Association and offers a core curriculum that prepares you to become an LLLT.

Experts

Bruce Wiener

Bruce Wiener is a partner at Wiener & Lambka, which serves more than one thousand active clients in all phases of personal injury litigation. He has 33 years of experience that includes civil and trial litigation and mediation. He has been teaching for 20 years and has been recognized by his ...

James Yand

ames T. Yand is a partner and a member of the firm’s litigation practice team. Jim has more than 20 years of experience resolving disputes for business owners and individuals in construction law, products liability, e-discovery, franchise and commercial law. Clients in the Northwest and around ...

Steve Zwerin

I lead an EEO investigations and training program for the City of Seattle. I advise on best practices in employment law and investigations. I also conduct investigations training for HR and management. I‘m a huge fan of conflict resolution in resolving employee concerns. Why go through the trau...

Hina Arai

Hina Arai has more than seven years of legal and policy experience with Washington state’s Employment Security Department and Seattle City Light. Arai served as the attorney hearing officer for City Light, where she provided strategic advice on legislative and policy matters impacting the organiz...

Kelli Moro Radnothy

Kelli Moro Radnothy is a lecturer with the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Education program and an independent paralegal and legal tech consultant. She brings 17 years of legal experience, including 15 years as a paralegal and service on two boards of directors. Her work...

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