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Victim Advocacy Certificate 3/9

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jun 29, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks
2 additional sessions through Oct 19, 2020

Become a victim advocate for domestic violence shelters, crisis centers and   hotlines, and to assist crime victims in the criminal justice system. Learn legal terminology, legal process, victims’ rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects on the victim, victim advocacy skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. We’ll also cover counseling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder and homicide.  Books: $60

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CASAS Assessments

Free

with Lisa Merlin, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 11, 2020 at 4 pm
2 additional sessions through Sep 11, 2020

Register today for the CASAS Assessment session.  It’s FREE!

Are you interested in any of the following?

  • High School Diploma
  • High School Equivalency (HiSET)
  • Maine College and Career Access  
  • ELL (English Language Learner)

Whatever your need, Sanford Community Adult Education is here to help you accomplish your educational goals!  

We start with a FREE Math and Reading Assessment (and short Essay) 

This must be taken BEFORE you register for classes.

The scores from the CASAS are used to guide your placement into courses at the level that is perfect for you.  

All tests are held at Sanford Community Adult Education (Anderson Learning Center) Room 143 at 21 Bradeen Street, Sanford, Maine.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Certificate

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 24, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 19, 2020

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: $100

 

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eDiscovery for Paralegals

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 24, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 19, 2020

Discount available through April 23!

When registering (before entering payment info) click the Promo Code link at the top of the registration box and enter "CLS April 150" and receive a $150 discount on the registration fee for this course!

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: $89

Law School Preparation

$300

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 24, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 19, 2020

Prepare for the first year of law school and beyond.  Explore case briefing, effective note taking, and mastery of your final exams.  

The best way to avoid the pitfall of the first set of courses in law school is to prepare yourself for the unique way you'll need to study.  This course is designed to give you the tools you need to be ready for the first year and beyond.

This unique educational program helps students to excel in, and not merely survive, their first year of law school.  It will lead you through what to expect from the Socratic teaching method and show you how to master the casebook method of instruction used at nearly all law schools.

Make the most of your legal career, a career that begins now!

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Legal Investigation Certificate

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 24, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 19, 2020

Train to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Learn about: arson and product liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, investigation of financial and equity matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and preparing for civil and criminal litigation. Book fees payable to Center for Legal Studies. Book fees approximately $80.

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Legal Secretary Certificate

$995

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 24, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 19, 2020

This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills.  Topics include: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures; billing and accounting; time management; records management; an overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation and citation format. Books: $109

 

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Paralegal Certificate

$1,595

with Center for Legal Studies, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 24, 2020 , runs for 7 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 19, 2020

Paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country with an annual average salary of $44,480 (more if you freelance). Learn to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented, specific to those areas of law in which paralegals are in demand.  Books: $511

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