Penn Foster’s online LexisNexis® Certificate program consists of courses geared toward helping you gain new skills in legal research or refresh current knowledge. You’ll cover foundational knowledge in Legal Research, Computer-Assisted Research, and more. Students learn how to use LexisNexis® and are given access to Lexis Advance.
The LexisNexis® Legal Research Certificate program will help students learn the skills they need to perform computer-assisted legal research using the searchable archive called LexisNexis,® the world's largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, forms, legal news, and business information. The ability to effectively use Lexis® is an important research skill for lawyers, legal assistants, law students, journalists, and academics.
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As a paralegal, you’ll find yourself doing legal research for your supervising attorney . This lesson will introduce you to the great number of tools that can be used in legal research and will allow you to practice using these tools.
Legal databases are constantly changing, so paralegals must keep their research skills up-to-date. This lesson teaches you how to quickly and efficiently retrieve legal information using Lexis.com.®
This course explains how to integrate the Internet into a practice environment to improve access to information, move cases forward, and, most importantly, deliver better legal services to clients.
Project: Computer-Assisted Legal Research
Attorneys delegate legal research assignments to paralegals on a daily basis. Therefore, paralegals must be able to use CALR systems, such as Lexis.com,® to quickly and efficiently retrieve legal information. This project will give you the chance to practice the skills you’ve learned so far in your program.