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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
  • $460
  • October 02, 2023 to October 29, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Remote
  • Reg#: 00179
  • ID/Units: LAW X401.3  (1.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Fall 2023


Kai Williamson, M. Ed., has been a paraprofessional for 30 years. She spent the first seven years of her career in a law firm working in various specialty areas including litigation, family law, corporate finance, and real estate. She then transitioned to in-house positions working for various Fortune 500 companies. Kai currently works for Alorica Inc. as a Sr. International Corporate Paralegal and Director of Legal Operations. She is the President of the Orange County Paralegal Association (“OCPA”) and served a two-year term in 2009-2010. Kai is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2008 National Super Star Paralegal of the Year Award, the 2012 UCI DCE Distinguished Advisory Board Member award, 2012 National Affiliates Award from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”) the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Orange County Paralegal Association (“OCPA”), the 2015 UCI DCE Distinguished Instructor Award and the 2019 UCI DCE Dean’s Outstanding Service Award for her mentoring work with students.

Textbook Information

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

Optional Textbook(s):

Surviving and Thriving in the Law
Book - ISBN: 9781401838966
Richard Hughes, 1 ed, Cengage Learning

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START10/02/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC10/02/2023Monday6:30 PM9:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/09/2023Monday6:30 PM9:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/16/2023Monday6:30 PM9:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC10/23/2023Monday6:30 PM9:00 PMZoom---
END10/29/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---