Course Description

This course offers instruction and practical experience in a wide spectrum of on-the-job paralegal duties. Students apply their legal knowledge to mastering routine work tasks performed by practicing paralegals, such as summarizing depositions, producing and managing documents, organizing and maintaining a client’s file, filing court records, and scheduling procedures for trial, hearings and discovery. The course also focuses on administrative duties often assigned to paralegals such as library maintenance, calendar and docket control, tickler system, professional correspondence, and the intra-office memo.

This course is a part of the Paralegal Studies Program. You must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll in this course.

For more information on this course, contact Alanna Clanton at (225) 578-6760.


Students must have completed the program's four core courses to register for this course. This course is to be taken in a student's last semester. Principles of Paralegal Studies, Legal Research, Legal Case Analysis, and Civil Litigation I

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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The Practicing Paralegal
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Aug 28, 2024 to Dec 04, 2024
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English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

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