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Paralegal Studies 1150

Drafting Legal Documents

Declaration of Independence Want to learn how to draft a will and a contract?

Want to learn how to read statues?

Want to write like a legal professional?

Want to learn how to complete standard legal forms?

Want to learn how to use Microsoft Office for creating legal documents?

Want to prepare for paralegal courses?

Want to prepare for entry into law school?

Want to have legal documents for an employment portfolio?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then Drafting Legal Documents is the course for you.

In Drafting Legal Documents, students learn how to read, understand and draft the following legal documents:

  1. Wills
  2. Contracts
  3. Pleadings (Complaint and Answer)
  4. Legal Memorandum
  5. Legal Correspondence
  6. Case Briefs

Upon completion of Drafting Legal Documents students will have an appreciation and understanding of how to use language to read, understand and create legal documents. Additionally, students will have documents which are beneficial for job interviews, personal files, or future classes.

Whether you are seeking to be a legal professional or desiring to create and understand your own legal documents, you should take this class!!!

For more information visit: http://www.cod.edu/programs/paralegal.

Prerequisite: English 1101 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)


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