Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
Through the Paralegal Trial Specialist Certificate Program, Paralegal Knowledge Institute (PKI) offers paralegals the unique opportunity to advance their careers by obtaining a certificate in trial specialization. The online, interactive 10-week program with live instructors is scheduled to begin October 17, 2013 and end December 19, 2013.
“Good trial paralegals are worth their weight in gold,” states Chere Estrin, CEO of PKI. “Paralegals know how to make things happen in an exacting and sometimes chaotic environment; however, there is such a shortage of qualified trial specialists, upper management is often forced to draft paralegals into the job and hope they'll learn on the job.
“As a result, few actually develop the critical skills to approach the job with the discipline and the tools to do it right.” Estrin continues, “PKI’s Paralegal Trial Specialist Certificate Program was designed to give paralegals the real-world skills of building rapport with attorneys, clients and team members; the ability to manage the logistics of a trial, size up risks, deal with surprises and setbacks, and draft pertinent documents during trial, in addition to behind-the-scenes responsibilities that can determine the fate of any trial. It is truly a unique program.”
Allen Brody, General Counsel and member of the Board of Directors for PKI, adds, “We are all very excited about our Paralegal Trial Specialist Certificate Program. Our program will help paralegals build a solid foundation of trial knowledge, techniques, and tools in a hands-on workshop that goes way beyond the customary nuts and bolts of a trial seminar. It is the perfect complement to our existing Paralegal Management and Team Development Certificate Program, a 10-week program giving paralegals the broad skill set to manage others and head up a paralegal program in any law firm or corporate legal department." States Brody, “PKI’s programs are designed with great care to give paralegals the relevant, real-world skills to succeed and advance.”
To find out more about PKI’s Trial Specialist Certificate Program which begins October 17th, 2013, visit http://www.paralegalknowledge.com/Default.aspx?pageId=1634771.
To find out more about PKI’s Paralegal Management and Team Development Certificate Program which begins October 16, 2013, visit http://www.paralegalknowledge.com/Default.aspx?pageId=1585511.
ABOUT PKI: Paralegal Knowledge Institute (PKI) is a professional organization dedicated to providing higher continuing legal education and certification exams to the legal community. PKI offers comprehensive online and on-demand webinars, courses, training, and certification exams for paralegals, litigation support and eDiscovery. For more information about the benefits of joining PKI or to learn about PKI’s upcoming events, please visit http://www.paralegalknowledge.com/.