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Legal Writing

This course focuses on the specific writing skills necessary for the paralegal. The assignments involve practical examples of paralegals’ work products, as demonstrated in the areas covered in the Certificate curriculum. Preparation of a trial court memorandum and an appellate court brief will also be covered. Emphasis will be put on brevity, clarity, and precision […]

Internship

The internship offers the opportunity to combine the theoretical and practical issues of the classroom in the workplace setting. Students are required to complete a specified number of hours in a law office or law-related environment. Weekly meetings will be held with the internship coordinator to discuss the ongoing experience. (Prerequisite: All 100 level PLGL […]

Criminal Law and Procedures for the Paralegal

The student will examine the various elements of New Hampshire criminal practice and procedure and will trace the steps by which the process is completed, from the initial interview through the post-trial procedure. (Prerequisites: PLGL 106C, PLGL 107C, and PLGL 110C or permission of department chair of Paralegal Studies)

Criminal Process

The student will examine the various elements of New Hampshire criminal practice and procedure and will trace the steps by which the process is completed, from the initial interview through the post-trial procedure. (Prerequisites: All PLGL courses at 100 level or permission of department chair of Paralegal Studies)

Probate Estates and Trusts

The student will be able to assist in the planning and administration of the decedent’s estate. Functional skills acquired include: assisting with estate planning; collecting assets; notifying beneficiaries; assisting in preparation of Federal and State Estate Tax Returns; submitting documentation to the Probate Court; transferring securities; drawing checks for the Executor’s signature; and maintaining account […]

Domestic Relations Law

The student will examine the substantive and procedural law and the legal ethics relating to marriage, divorce, and custody issues, and will be prepared to assist the attorney in drafting pleadings and completing preliminary research relative to these aspects of Domestic Relations Law. (Prerequisites: PLGL 106C and PLGL 107C or permission of department chair of […]

Family Law

The student will examine the substantive and procedural law and the legal ethics relating to marriage, divorce, support and custody issues, and will be prepared to assist the attorney in drafting pleadings and completing preliminary research relative to these aspects of family law. (Prerequisites: All PLGL courses at 100 level or permission of department chair […]

Business Organizations and Bankruptcy

The student will be able to assist in the formation, daily administration, reorganization and dissolution of a corporate entity. Functional skills acquired include: preparing articles of incorporation; satisfying state filing requirements; taking minutes at meetings of board of directors; preparing registration materials for regulatory agencies; and preparing bankruptcy petitions, claims and other documents. (Prerequisites: PLGL […]

Legal Research and Writing

The paralegal will be able to assist in most aspects of legal research in support of the drafting of clear and concise legal writings. Functional skills acquired in this course will include a working knowledge of federal and state statutory research including legislative history, federal and state case law reporter systems, the court systems, legal […]

Real Estate

The student will be able to assist in virtually all phases of transactions in real property. Functional skills acquired include: conducting title searches; assisting in preparation and drafting of deeds, contracts of sale, leases and abstracts of title; gathering and reviewing documentation necessary in mortgage transactions; recording deeds and mortgages; and organizing and witnessing documents […]

Litigation and Trial Preparation

The student will be able to assist in virtually all phases of litigation. Functional skills acquired include preparing and maintaining the file; gathering information through client interviews; drafting pleadings; organizing and indexing documents; tracing evidence; examining public records; and preparing briefs and memoranda. (Prerequisite: PLGL 106C and PLGL 107C or permission of department chair of […]

Contracts and Torts

The contract portion of the class will cover Contract law from formation, defenses and remedies for breach. Likewise, various civil wrongs in which the victim is entitled to a remedy in the form of damages, including negligence, product liability, trespass and defamation, are addressed in the Torts section of the course. (Prerequisites: PLGL 106C or […]