Learn and understand the procedures and legal structure of the Criminal Justice System, including both state and federal jurisdiction, and the role of the paralegal in criminal prosecutions. Coursework will focus on the practical aspects of paralegal work, with emphasis on research, investigations, drafting motions, and client interaction. In addition to classroom instruction, students will learn from guest speakers including judges, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and paralegals.
This course will be offered in six 3-hour evening classes, 6:30 – 9:30.
James McCalla is the instructor for this course. He has been practicing as a criminal defense lawyer since 2005. He graduated with honors from the University of Houston Law Center in 2005. He has been in solo practice since 2010. During his career, he has handled a wide variety of criminal cases, ranging from capital murder to trespassing on school grounds. He practices in Harris, Fort Bend, and Galveston counties.
Schedule: September 25 - October 30, 2018 - Tuesdays (6:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Fees: $995.00 ($50 discount if registered 10 working days before the scheduled start of the course).
In order to register for this course, you must have a paralegal certificate, a paralegal degree, or three years of experience performing substantive legal work as a paralegal under the supervision of an attorney.