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Zoom Basics One-on-One Tutoring

$10

with Shenley Neely, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Jan 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm

Schedule with Shenley Neely, our Adult Education Site Assistant, for a one-on-one practice session to learn how to use the Zoom platform. Zoom is the cloud-based video conferencing platform which lets you attend classes virtually and meet with others either by video or audio-only or both. She will help you download the app and explore basic features so you can participate on Zoom with greater confidence. Bring along your laptop (you must know your username/password to access your account, please!), or she can show you the process on one of ours, if preferred. Call 596-7751 x3 to schedule an appointment.

Substitute Teacher Training: January

Free

with Brian Porter, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Jan 3, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Whether you are just thinking about subbing or are a seasoned veteran looking to add some fresh ideas and “tools” to your repertoire, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this professional development opportunity. You will get to tour several schools within the Gorham School District and will meet various Gorham School District staff members. Learn about the required substitute paperwork and protocol, strategies to keep students on task, tips to make lessons more appealing to reluctant learners along with tried and true behavior modifiers. Participants completing the training will receive a differential upon subbing for Gorham School District. 

Instructor: Brian Porter, 4 classes, January 3rd-5th & 10th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM 

Location: Gorham Municipal Building - Superintendent’s Conference Room

Fee: Free, Registration is required in order to attend training

 

Excel Basics

$75

with Brad Nadeau, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program. That means it's used to create grids of text, numbers and formulas specifying calculations. That's extremely valuable for many businesses, which use it to record expenditures and income, plan budgets, chart data and succinctly present fiscal results.

At competition of the course, participants will be able to...

1. Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel.

2. Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.

3. Modify an Excel worksheet.

Advanced Legal Research & Writing

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jan 10, 2022 , runs for 7 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2022

This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing. This course is designed to examine more thoroughly advanced and specialized approaches to utilizing the legal sources available in the law library and online. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

Lesson 1: Legal Authorities and Citations Lesson 2: Legal Analysis Lesson 3: Westlaw© online legal research Lesson 4: The Legal Memorandum of Law Lesson 5: Manual Legal Research Lesson 6: Types of Legal Writing Course Objectives How to conduct manual legal research How to conduct electronic legal research How to find, interpret and use various types of legal authorities How to shepardize legal authorities How to write a legal analysis How to draft a Memorandum of Law How to brief case opinions How to engage in various types of legal writing Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will be assigned an advanced legal research project and legal writing assignment. Final research and writing projects will be presented for grading to the instructor or CLS by Barbri as a prerequisite of course completion.

PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the core Paralegal Certificate Course or have one year paralegal experience prior to enrolling in this course.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Certificate

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jan 10, 2022 , runs for 7 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2022

Become a mediator.  Review the growth and applications of settlement options in the United States.  Learn both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options.  Mediation is geared for all professionals who are focused on "interest-based bargaining."  Take the mystery out of settlement processes, focus on reaching reasonable solutions for government, business and personal disputes, and divorce settlement mediation.

Books: $105

SCAElegal

eDiscovery for Paralegals

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jan 10, 2022 , runs for 7 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2022

This class is distinctly online.

This introductory 7-week course is for those entering the eDiscovery field, as well as professionals wanting to broaden their knowledge of the eDiscovery process. Course covers the entire eDiscovery process, from preparation, to collection, to review of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Learners will progress through the basics of eDiscovery prep, best practices for ESI collection, and the review process. 

Books: $149

SCAElegal

 

Employment Law Certificate

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jan 10, 2022 , runs for 7 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2022

This class is distinctly online.

Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees.  This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees.  Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment, and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.  Books: $245

SCAElegal

Intellectual Property Law for Engineers

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jan 10, 2022 , runs for 7 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2022

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.

Although we are mostly concerned with patent law, we also deal with copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and business methods. The engineer must be at least conversant with the other forms of intellectual property. In a relatively short time, we will give you a survey of the rights of creative and ingenious people and provide you with the information to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Intellectual Property LawLesson 2: The Business of IPLesson 3: Utility, Design, and Plant PatentsLesson 4: Conducting a Patent SearchLesson 5: The Patent ApplicationLesson 6: Protecting Yourself in IP Matters

At the end of this program, the participants will be able to:

Participants will be expected to spend an average of 8 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments. Please note that, barring extenuating circumstances, extensions will not be granted for this online course. 70% is the minimum passing score on all tests and assignments for this course. Students may consider working ahead in the curriculum if they have the time.





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