Diploma in Legal Practice VBS016

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Begin the first step toward working in the Law. Work in legal practice or support, para legal or other law related jobs. The legal and crime prevention industries are huge; and only a small proportion of people who work in these professions are lawyers. Everyone working in these industries still needs to understand legal language; have good communication and organisational skills and be able to interact with and support the overall purpose of the organisation they work in; whether a legal office, police, jail, court, security firm; or something else. This course has been developed to build knowledge and skills that are valuable for support staff in all of these types of organisations.

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Begin the first step toward working in the Law. Work in legal practice or support, para legal or other law related jobs. The legal and crime prevention industries are huge; and only a small proportion of people who work in these professions are lawyers. Everyone working in these industries still needs to understand legal language; have good communication and organisational skills and be able to interact with and support the overall purpose of the organisation they work in; whether a legal office, police, jail, court, security firm; or something else. This course has been developed to build knowledge and skills that are valuable for support staff in all of these types of organisations.

This course can be valuable for anyone who needs to work within a Legal office, Paralegal or Legal Support situation (eg. Law office staff, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Solicitors, Law Professors, Legal Receptionists/Secretaries, Private Investigators, Authorised Government Inspectors and Officers, Law Enforcement Officers and many others.

Core Modules

These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Legal Practice.






Note: each module in the Diploma in Legal Practice is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

This course is relevant for a wide range of situations from business and politics, to Law, Crime and Police.

Tuition fee: £295 per module (total cost for Diploma: £1770)

Course Structure Six (6) modules need to be successfully completed, as follows:

Module 1 Office Practices
There are 8 lessons as follows:

1. The Modern Office: Scope of office work, procedures, the home office vs commercial premises, etc.
2. Communication Systems: Using the phone, business letters, faxes, couriers, postage, etc.
3. Interpersonal Communications
4. Phone Skills
5. Writing Letters and Other Documents:Writing Letters and Reports. Structure of a report, memos, business letters.
6. Computer Applications: Scope & uses of computers, types of computers, software types, peripherals, word processing, CD Roms, Modems, setting up and care of a PC.
7. Office Organisation and Procedures: Stationary, Office furniture, Paper specifications, Filing & record keeping etc.
8. Health and Safety in the Office: Office layout and organization, security.

Module 2 Legal Terminology
There are 8 lessons as follows:

1. Scope and Nature of Legal Terminology
2. The Legal Workplace –People & Processes
3. Legal systems –Australia, UK, International Law etc.
4. Contract & Business Law
5. Property Law - Buying & selling property, Conveyancing, Intellectual Property
6. Wills, Probate, Estate Law
7. Criminal Law
8. Other –Tort law, Family Law, Civil Actions, Bankruptcy, Insurance, Accidents Compensation

Module 3 Criminal Psychology

There are 10 lessons as follows:

1. Introduction to Criminal Psychology
2. Psychological approaches to understanding crime
3. Psychology and understanding serious crimes
4. Mental disorder and crime 1 – Learning disabilities and crime
5. Mental Disorder and Crime 2 - Psychopathy
6. Gender and Crime
7. Youth and Crime
8. Psychology and the Police
9. Psychology in the Courtroom
10. Psychology and Crime Prevention

Module 4 Bookkeeping
There are 13 lessons as follows:

1. Introduction – Nature and Function of Accounting for Service Firms
2. Balance Sheet
3. Analysing and Designing Accounting Systems
4. The Double Entry Recording Process
5. Cash Receipts and Cash Payments Journal
6. Credit Fees and Purchases Journal
7. The General Journal
8. Closing the Ledger
9. Profit and Loss Statement
10. Depreciation on Non-current Assets
11. Profit Determination and Balance Day Adjustments
12. Cash Control: Bank Reconciliation and Petty Cash
13. Cash Control: Budgeting

Module 5 Professional Practice for
There are 8 lessons as follows:

1. Determining If a Consultancy Practice is for You
2. Planning a Consultancy Practice: Part 1
3. Planning a Consultancy Practice: Part 2
4. Knowing What to Charge
5. Setting Up Your Consulting Practice
6. Keeping Accounts and Records
7. How to Generate Business & Keep It
8. Maintaining Your Consultancy Practice

Module 6 Technical

There are 9 lessons as follows:

1. Scope and Nature of Technical Writing
2. Presentation
3. Matching style and content to the audience
4. Planning: Developing a Logical Structure or Format
5. Collaborative Writing
6. Writing Technical Periodicals
7. Writing Manuals and Procedures
8. Writing Project Proposals
9. Writing Project Reports.

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