Law & Criminology
The Advanced (8-unit) English - Spanish Course for Court Interpreters provides in-depth training to legal interpreters. Students are expected to be fully bilingual in both languages. This course offers a comprehensive approach to theoretical and practical training for aspiring and working legal interpreters.Back To Top
The Legal Court Interpreter – Spanish (Basic) course prepares aspiring bilinguals approach the career of legal interpretation equipped with fundamental skills and knowledge. Students are expected to be fully bilingual in both languages. The Basic course has been designed for those aspiring interpreters who are preparing to start their career in the field of legal interpretation. To achieve a necessary level of qualification to practice the profession, further training is highly recommended. The large portion of the Basic course is dedicated to stages of criminal procedures to emulate the approach of the Consortium and the Federal Interpreter Program.Back To Top
Legal transcriptionists provide an important role in converting the spoken word to printed form. This course prepares students to transcribe the most common legal documents, and it also equips them with the perspective and capacity for decision making. Decision making is a key skill needed to adapt knowledge and skills to any situation encountered in a law office. Using theoretical and practical activities, students will learn about civil litigation, probate, family law, legal instruments, bankruptcy, and appellate procedure. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of the terminology, guidelines, and formatting skills needed to prepare accurate legal documents.Back To Top
Today’s paralegal enjoys success and respect as a valuable member of the legal profession. Lawyers rely on their paralegals to provide research, interviews, write legal documents, and much more. A paralegal professional must have critical thinking skills, knowledge of basic legal concepts and the court system, and an understanding of ethical issues and obligations as well. This course is designed to provide a solid foundation for the beginner paralegal in preparation for entry into the field of law.Back To Top
Paralegals play one of the most important roles in the legal industry. Though individual attorneys are ultimately responsible for the legal work they produce and the strategies they devise, many tasks - from legal research and writing, source citing, filling and others - are delegated to the paralegals. Working in a large firm or assisting just a handful of attorneys paralegals require a fundamental understanding of the substantive and procedural elements applicable to the specific areas of the law where they'll be working so that they can build on a solid foundation of knowledge starting from the first day.
This course presents the role of paralegals in the legal system, paralegal skills, legal working environments, ethical considerations, and career opportunities. Students are introduced to the sources of law, an overview of courts, alternate dispute resolution systems, and various substantive and procedural areas o the law.Back To Top
Flagler College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts degrees. Non-degree, non-credit training and development programs are not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges, and the accreditation of Flagler College does not extend to or include these programs or its students. Flagler College does not accept course work from these programs for credit toward any award.