Intro to Bahamian Law 1 & 2

B2-190
The paralegal profession is one of the fastest growing professions in the last ten year with many Legal Assistants now being employed by private law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate firms and some banks.  Students in this course will learn to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services including conducting client interviews, interviewing witnesses, statistical and documentary research, drafting legal documents, attending executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, attending court or administrative hearings and trials with the attorney. 
Course Description
The paralegal profession is one of the fastest-growing professions in the last ten years with many Legal Assistants now being employed by private law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate firms, and some banks. Students in this course will learn to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services including conducting client interviews, interviewing witnesses, statistical and documentary research, drafting legal documents, attending executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, attending court, or administrative hearings, and trials with the attorney.

Target Audience
Students pursuing career roles Paralegals, Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant, Law Clerk, and Legal Research Assistant

Prerequisites
High School Diploma.

Course Topics
  • Introduction to Common Law
  • Meaning and scope of common law
  • Legal writing and research
  • Elements of the law of torts
  • Elements of contract law
  • Legal Assistants in Practice
  • Elements of criminal law and procedure
  • Property law
  • Civil procedures
  • Preparation of Court Dockets
 

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