2014-2015 Paralegal Schedule

PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF TERMS, GRADUATION AND PARALEGAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Paralegal Advisory Committee Meetings:

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 Noon to 1:15 (Buchheit Board Room)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 Noon to 1:15 (Ellis Hall)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 Noon to 1:15 (Buchheit Board Room)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 Noon to 1:15 (Buchheit Board Room)

FALL II, 2014 TERM 

Tuesdays:                    December 2, 9, 16; January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17

Thursdays:                  December 4, 11, 18; January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19

Currently registering students for the Spring I, 2015 term (see additional info below):

SPRING I, 2015 TERM 

Tuesdays:                    February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays:                  February 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

SPRING II, 2015 TERM / (Each course will ONLY meet 8 times with 2 independent/community attendance events)

Tuesdays:                    May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23

Thursdays:                  May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25

SUMMER, 2015 TERM 

Tuesdays:                    July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8

Thursdays:                  July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 3, 10

FALL I, 2015 TERM

Tuesdays:                    September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17

Thursdays:                  September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19

FALL II, 2015 TERM  / NO Class November 24 or 26, 2015   NO Class December 22 or 24, 2015     NO Class December 29 or 31, 2015           

Tuesdays:                    December 1, 8, 15; January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16

Thursdays:                  December 3, 10, 17; January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18

SPRING I, 2016 TERM 

Tuesdays:                    February 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays:                  February 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28

SPRING II, 2016 TERM / (Each course will ONLY meet 9 times with 1 independent/community attendance)

Tuesdays:                    May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays:                  May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Currently registering students for the Spring I, 2015 term:

The Spring I, 2015 term of the Paralegal Certificate Program at SMC will begin soon and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!  The following legal specialty course will be offered:

Tuesday evenings       Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals  (LS)   – Instructor:  Ryan McCarty

Thursday evenings    Immigration Law (LS)   - Instructor:  Mary Miranda Hugues

Immigration Law:  The 10-week course will be an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures and is geared for students interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or anyone interested in immigration issues. Instruction will focus on interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization. The course textbook features each visa category set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations.

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals: The 10-week course will present fundamental concepts of tort law with emphasis on the paralegal’s role, from the initial client meeting to the litigation process during trial and/or settlement. Topics will include intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.  Hypothetical scenarios will demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries and provide students with opportunities to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job. Students will also benefit from the course’s accompanying textbook which includes an introduction to medical terms, basic anatomy, common prescription drug types, and medical tests that may be encountered when reviewing medical records.

Registration needs to be completed and returned by February 23,2015.   Paralegal Program REGISTRATION FORM

You are welcome to email your registration to harpery@smcsc.edu or fax to 864-587-4350.  For additional assistance, please contact me at (864) 266-7409 or harpery@smcsc.edu.  I look forward to helping you achieve your educational and career goals.

 

Paralegal Registration Form available for download here.