BWC480 Legal Proofreading Skills
The Legal Proofreading Skills course was developed with the assistance of a large law firm that wanted an online, self-pacing course for training its paralegal and legal staff. Its focus is on being able to identify usage errors (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure) as well as errors unique to legal documents, such as citations and consistent use of defined names. It begins with a review of proofreading principles and techniques. The course then goes through a review of English usage, ending with a lesson on legal definitions and another on checking citations.
The online lessons contain clear explanations, many examples, and practice activities. The course includes pre- and post-tests for the course and each lesson that are scored immediately. Copies of the pre-tests and post-tests go to your instructor who ensures you've not having difficulty and coaches in the skills as necessary.You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills you have learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course.
Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to two months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the two-month period.
Tuition is $175.
Charges are in US dollars. If you are an administrator registering more than one trainee, fill out this form for one trainee and send an e-mail with the names and e-mail addresses of the other trainees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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