Foundations of Legal Research using LexisAdvance®
Expand your research capabilities, improve your writing skills, and learn the ins and outs of computer-assisted legal research using LexisAdvance®. Paralegals are often asked to perform an initial case analysis, research various legal topics, draft legal documents, and use public records and news sources to compile information. This course, Foundations of Legal Research Using LexisAdvance® is designed to help you accomplish all of these tasks and more! Using LexisAdvance®, the leading online legal, news, and business information service for paralegals and lawyers, get fast and accurate information – a must when working on tight deadlines. As a Blackstone student, you are entitled to one-on-one LexisAdvance® training that fits your skill level and needs, along with access to resources that will unlock the potential of the research tools available to you at LexisNexis®University website. In addition, completion of the required Paralegal Certificate of Mastery Program can lead to CLE credit in many states (check with your state’s paralegal association).
Using the LexisAdvance® database, you will gain a solid foundation in the principles and practice of Legal Research and Writing. Blackstone’s accredited online Legal Research using LexisAdvance® is designed to prepare students to assist attorneys as they draft and establish formal documentation for their casework. When you have completed all of the self-checks and examinations for this course, you will have a better understanding of legal research and case study, and be ready to move into a new paralegal field or assume additional responsibilities in your current job.
Included with your training is access to live support to help you make the most of the research tools available. Dedicated LexisAdvance® support personnel will provide individual search assistance if you are stalled during your search process.
LEXISNEXIS® STUDENT PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION
The LexisNexis® Certificate of Mastery program is designed to familiarize you with the tools paralegals use to streamline their everyday tasks. Five one-hour training sessions cover the following topics:
- Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
- Study Method: Online study guides and exams
- Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.