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Legal Career Skills

An required course in the Paralegal Certificate Program.

Course Description

Examine the skills needed to enter and succeed in the legal environment. Capturing time, professional communication, documents demonstrating skills and abilities, and preparing for an interview will be explored.

NOTE: This course uses live sessions via Zoom.  A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $422
  • July 19, 2021 to August 15, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Remote
  • Reg#: 00020
  • ID/Units: LAW X401.3  (1.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021


Kai Williamson, M. Ed., has been a paraprofessional for 26 years. She spent the first seven years of her career in a law firm working in various specialty areas including litigation, family law, corporate and real estate. She then transitioned to in-house positions working for various Fortune 500 companies. Kai currently works for Western Digital Corporation ("SanDisk) as a International Corporate Paralegal handling matters related to international and domestic subsidiaries. She is a past-President of the Orange County Paralegal Association (“OCPA”) serving a two year term and she currently sits on the Executive Board for the organization. Kai is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2008 National Super Star Paralegal of the Year Award, the 2012 UCI Distinguished Advisory Board Member award, the 2012 National Affiliates Award from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”), the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Orange County Paralegal Association (“OCPA”) and the 2015 UCI Distinguished Instructor of the Year award.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9781401838966
Richard Hughes, 1 ed, Cengage Learning

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START07/19/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC07/19/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC07/26/2021Monday6:30 AM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/02/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC08/09/2021Monday6:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
END08/15/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---