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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Studies                                                              for Paralegals and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paralegal                                        Certificate Program                                                  Legal Assistants

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Studies                                           Eight weekends • Jan. 30-May 2, 2010                                 Six evening sessions • Feb. 22-March 11, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Since 1992, the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at             Continue to build your career with this in-depth legal writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Certificate Program                              the University of Nevada, Reno has offered an intensive              program. Taught by Sparks Municipal Court Judge Jim Spoo,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 yet condensed practical introduction to the paralegal field,         Legal Writing for Paralegals and Legal Assistants develops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eight weekends • Jan. 30-May 2, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 providing a noncredit educational experience of the highest          and refines the high-demand writing skills necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 caliber in a convenient weekend format. The program is               succeed in the rapidly growing paralegal field. Course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dedicated strictly to those relevant subjects integral to            sessions focus on creating clear, complete and well-written

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Legal WritinG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       riting                                    success in the highly competitive paralegal field and offers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the tools essential to advancement with training in high-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 demand areas of law. Sessions will include case analysis, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      documents including letters, interoffice memos and client
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      memos using the correct style, organization and content.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for Paralegals and                                                                                                    Memo preparation will include document review and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nevada legal system, legal research, legal writing and more.         description, substantive legal documents, pleadings and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Legal Assistants                                 Taught by Washoe County Second Judicial District Probate             evidence. Additional course topics include file histories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Six evening sessions • Feb. 22-March 11, 2010    Commissioner Linda A. Bowman and Sparks Municipal                    and research results as they pertain to statutory, case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Court Judge Jim Spoo — both with extensive experience in             law, legislative history and civil and criminal rules. Next-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nevada’s state and federal courts — the program provides             step memos including discovery, hearing preparation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 students with the skills to accurately identify legal issues,        forthcoming briefs and meetings also will be covered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 research relevant law and apply the law to factual situations.       Participants will practice writing basic pleadings and learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Writing skills are developed in a highly effective practice-         document preparation. The course concludes with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 oriented approach from initial demand letter through                 ethics review.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 motion and pleading exercises. Students will complete a              When: Feb. 22-March 11, 2010; Monday and Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 small portfolio of writing samples.                                        evenings, 6-9 p.m.
                                                                                                Legal Writing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 When:	 Jan. 30-May 2, 2010; select Saturdays and                     Where: University of Nevada, Reno, Redfield Campus,
                                                                                                                                           Six evening sessions • Feb. 22-March 11, 2010
                                  Choose from two Paralegal Studies programs in Spring 2010!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                               18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno
                                                                                                            for Paralegals and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Where:		University of Nevada, Reno, Redfield Campus,                 Fee:     $425, includes textbook, all instructional
                                                                                                            Legal Assistants

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Computer Lab, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno                               materials, refreshment breaks and parking.
                                                                                                                                                                                           FREE	Paralegal Studies and Legal Writing Information Session

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Attend a free information session to meet the instructors and learn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fee:	    $1,795 by Jan. 15, 2010; $1,995 after Jan. 15       	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FREE	 Paralegal Studies and Legal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, Jan. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. • University of Nevada, Reno
                                  Register online at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 	 	      Fee includes access to Westlaw and LexisNexis for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Writing Information Session                                                                                          Receive a 10 percent discount when registering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the duration of the course, textbook, instructional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 When:		 Tuesday, Jan. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.                                                                             three or more people from the same organization!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          materials, refreshment breaks and parking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Where:		 University of Nevada, Reno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Continuing Education Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Attend a free information session to meet the   Early registration is encouraged.
University of Nevada, Reno/0048

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          about curriculum and career opportunities .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 instructors and learn about curriculum and      Register online at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 career opportunities.
Reno, Nevada 89557-1048

                                                                                                                     Certificate Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Paralegal Program Benefits
                                                                                                                                           Eight weekends • Jan. 30-May 2, 2010
Extended Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for trained paralegals are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   projected to increase by nearly 30 percent between 2004 and 2014.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Certificates provide evidence to current and potential employers of successful completion of a top-quality, noncredit educational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   program in preparation to join the paralegal field or for career advancement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Out of 200 careers cited in a recent article, the paralegal profession rated second in overall employment satisfaction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Successful program completion may qualify for contact hours from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
Paralegal                                                          Legal Writing*                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ParalegaL Studies
Studies                                                            for Paralegals and                                                                                                                                 Instructors                                                                       Spring 2010 Registration

Certificate Program                                                Legal Assistants                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Name _______________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Linda A. Bowman, J.D.                                                                                     First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firm ________________________________________________

                                                                     Six evening sessions • Feb. 22-March 11, 2010
 Eight weekends • Jan. 30-May 2, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                  has been the Probate Commissioner for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mailing Address _______________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Second Judicial District Court for Washoe
Course Sessions                                                    Course Sessions                                                                                                                                                                                                                      City ________________________ State _________ Zip _______
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       County since 2007. She earned a bachelor’s
                                                                   SESSION I — Feb. 22; Mon., 6-9 p.m.                                                                                                                 degree in business administration from the                                       Billing Address ________________________________________
SESSION I — Jan. 30-31; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                    • Introduction to legal writing and the rewriting process                                                                                          University of Nevada, Reno, and earned a juris doctor from the                   City ________________________ State _________ Zip _______
 •   Paralegalism
 •   Access to the profession                                                                                                                                                                                          University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Commissioner                   Day Phone (______) ______________ Fax (______) ___________
                                                                   SESSION II — Feb. 25; Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
 •   Professional responsibilities and ethics                                                                                                                                                                          Bowman served as law clerk to Justice Cameron M. Batjer at the                   Email ________________________________________________
                                                                    • Structure in legal documents and diseases of legal writing
 •   Legal terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nevada Supreme Court, was an associate and partner in the
                                                                   SESSION III — March 1; Mon., 6-9 p.m.                                                                                                               Vargas & Bartlett law firm and operated her own solo practice for                Please register me for:
SESSION II — Feb. 6-7; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                     • Style: polishing your writing and editing                                                                                                        11 years before joining the Second Judicial District Court.                      ❏   Paralegal	Studies	Certificate	Program
 • Organization and structure of the Nevada legal system                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jan. 30-May 2, 2010 (Sched. #101PARA101)
 • Introduction to Nevada practice and procedure                   SESSION IV — March 4; Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Honorable                                                                        ❏   Registration by Jan. 15, 2010 ................................$1,795
 • Substantive law: criminal law, criminal procedure                • Litigation documents and legal correspondence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       James L. Spoo, J.D.                                                                  ❏   Registration after Jan. 15, 2010 ............................$1,995
SESSION III — Feb. 20-21; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                 SESSION V — March 8; Mon., 6-9 p.m.                                                                                                                 is a Sparks Municipal Court Judge with more                                      ❏   Legal	Writing	for	Paralegals	and	Legal	Assistants
 • Basic legal concepts in criminal and civil law                   • Transaction documents and legal memoranda                                                                                                                                                                                             Feb. 22-March 11, 2010 (Sched. #101PARA104)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       than 20 years of experience as an attorney in
 • Substantive law: torts, contracts                               SESSION VI — March 11; Thurs., 6-9 p.m.                                                                                                             civil, family and criminal law, as well as real                                      ❏   Registration by Feb. 21, 2010 ..................................$425
                                                                    • Legal briefs                                                                                                                                     estate, business, nonprofit and administrative                                   Receive a 10 percent discount when registering three or more people
SESSION IV — Feb. 27-28; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from the same organization!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       law and litigation. He completed graduate studies at the
 •   Civil procedure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       University of Southern California and the University of Oregon,                  ❏ Enclosed is a check payable to the Board of Regents for $______
 •   Pleadings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and earned a juris doctor from American University. Spoo served
 •   Discovery                                                         COMING FALL 2010!                                                                                                                                                                                                                ❏ Company Purchase Order______________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       as mayor of Sparks from 1983-1990, and as an assistant city
 •   Substantive law: real property, probate, estates and trusts       Legal Research*                                                                                                                                 attorney for the City of Sparks, a state administrative law judge,               ❏ Or please charge my: ❏ VISA            ❏ MasterCard
                                                                       for Paralegals and Legal Assistants                                                                                                             and deputy attorney general for the State of Nevada.                                                      ❏ Discover ❏ American Express
SESSION V — March 13-14; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                                                       Six evening sessions • Fall 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cardholder’s Name ____________________________________
 • Primary and secondary authority
 • Case law research and analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Card No. _____________________________________________
 • Case citations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Expires _____________________________ Amt. ____________

SESSION VI — March 27-28; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                 Information                                                                                                                                                                                                                          X ___________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Signature as it appears on card)

 •   Statutes
                                                                   Prerequisites / Registration                                                                                                                        Certificate Requirements                                                         Sponsoring	Organization	Billing	Information
 •   Statutory research and analysis                               Paralegal Studies Certificate: A high school diploma or equivalent is                                                                               To receive a certificate in Paralegal Studies, program participants must
 •   Legislative history                                           required to enroll. No legal experience required.                                                                                                   earn a passing score of 70 percent (or “C”) on each exam and written             Company ____________________________________________
 •   Introduction to Westlaw and LexisNexis                        *Legal Writing and Legal Research: Paralegal Studies Certificate or at                                                                              assignment. Satisfactory completion (pass/fail) of all exercises and             Address ______________________________________________
                                                                   least one year applicable law office experience required.                                                                                           90 percent attendance are also required, as well as extensive study
 •   Law library                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        City ________________________ State _________ Zip _______
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       between sessions.
                                                                   Return the registration form or call Extended Studies, (775) 784-4062                                                                                                                                                                Day Phone (______) ______________ Fax (______) ___________
SESSION VII — April 24-25; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                or 1-800-233-8928. Or register online at                                                                                To earn a certificate of completion for Legal Research for Paralegals
 • Principles of evidence                                          or by fax at (775) 784-4801. For information, call (775) 784-4046 or visit                                                                          and Legal Assistants, satisfactory completion (pass/fail) of all exercises       Email ________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                 and 90 percent attendance are required.
 • Interviews and investigations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mail full payment and completed form to:

 • Court rules                                                     Full payment must be received by 5 p.m., the day before the first day of                                                                            Continuing Education Units
                                                                   class. Early registration is encouraged.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Paralegal Studies Registration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Upon successful completion of each program, participants may
SESSION VIII — May 1-2; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Extended Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       submit classroom hours to the National Association of Legal Assistants
                                                                   Cancellations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          University of Nevada, Reno/0048
 •   Legal writing                                                                                                                                                                                                     (NALA) to apply for contact hours toward the continuing education
                                                                   Full refunds will be given if a course is cancelled by Extended Studies.                                                                                                                                                                                       Reno, NV 89557
 •   Internet research                                                                                                                                                                                                 requirements of the nationally recognized Certified Paralegal (CP) and
                                                                   Participant-initiated cancellations are subject to a 15 percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) designations. For more information, call                          (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928
 •   Project-based research and analysis                           processing fee, and must be received by noon, the business day prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (918) 587-6828 or visit                                                                     Fax: (775) 784-4801
 •   Course summary                                                the first day of class. No refunds will be administered after this date.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               or register online at
                                                                   The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, ADA institution. A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses. Produced by Extended Studies Marketing Dept., 11/09.