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SMC Paralegal Program to offer Real Estate Title Search Course

The SMC Paralegal Certificate Program is pleased to announce it will offer the ever-popular Real Estate Title Search course on Thursday, October 24, 31, November 7, 14 and 21.

The paralegal profession continues to be among the fastest growing of any profession in the nation. Employers are reducing costs and increasing the availability and efficiency of legal services by hiring paralegals to perform tasks once done by lawyers.  Paralegals are also performing a wider variety of duties, making them more useful to businesses. Demand for paralegals also is expected to grow as an expanding population increasingly requires legal services, especially in areas such as intellectual property, healthcare, international law, elder issues, criminal law, and environmental law. Private law firms continue to be the largest employers of paralegals, but a growing array of other organizations, such as corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real-estate and title insurance firms, and banks also hire paralegals.

Returning to school is the fastest way to advance your career, increase your salary and create opportunity.  However, when you’re balancing your education with your family, job, and other obligations, finding the right educational training to fit into your life can be a challenge.

The SMC  Paralegal Certificate program knows what adult students need, convenient hours (classes held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9 p.m.); reasonable tuition ($325 per 10-week course); practical courses taught by legal professionals (all legal specialty courses are taught by practicing local judges, attorneys and/or paralegals committed to excellence in both curriculum and instruction.  Faculty members bring current work experience and insight in their fields of expertise allowing students to get the hands-on training and skills they will need to excel in the legal workplace) and personal attention from Yvonne Harper, director of the SMC Paralegal Certificate program.

Harper affirms she “will hold your hand every step of the way.  We know how intimidating returning to school can be…every one of our adult students has been in the exact position you’re in right now – wondering “Can I do this?”  Why not take the first step and contact me and see how easy it can be.”

Requesting admission to the SMC Paralegal Certificate Program is easy, simply visit us online at http://www.smcsc.edu/paralegal/ and complete the one-page paralegal application ($35 application fee).  Registration for the 5-week Title Search class is limited,so  reserve your seat today.

For more information, contact Yvonne Harper, 266-7409 or harpery@smcsc.edu.