The AH Paralegal Practical Skills Course

Last month, an article appeared in our journal about how you can gain valuable paralegal skills to advance your career. AH Paralegal Training provide an excellent course which can help you do just that, and it is taught by our wonderful tutor Amanda Hamilton. The AH Paralegal Practical Skills Course can be taken as a four-day intensive training programme or as a distance-learning course.  

Some employers look for Paralegal Secretaries who not only can perform Legal Secretary/PA work but who also have extra paralegal skills that they can utilise. It is also common for Legal Secretaries to advance their careers by acquiring paralegal skills so they can take on more responsibilities.

AH Paralegal Training are offering a special concessionary rate to ILSPA Students or graduates as follows:

£199 for the distance-learning course (normally £250)
£350 for the class attendance course (normally £399)

You can start the distance-learning course at any time of year. The next class attendance course runs from 25 November to 16 December.

The timetable for the class attendance course is as follows:

DAY ONE: Part One
Covers: civil court procedures and the duties, skills, and principles required to carry out solicitors’ instructions.

DAY TWO: Field Trip
A day out of class which includes touring parts of the Inner Temple and Middle Temple as well as experiencing the labyrinth that is the Royal Courts of Justice and learning how to find your way round this amazing place. Landmarks of ‘Legal London’ will be pointed out.

Covers: how to take notes in court during trials or hearings, the duties involved in assisting barristers during criminal trials, and how to take statements from witnesses.

DAY THREE: Part Three 
Covers: how to analyse a case file and extract relevant information in order to prepare and present an application before a District Judge in chambers.

DAY FOUR: Part Four 
Covers: duties involved in attending an immigration interview, ensuring that your client’s reasons and claims are fully represented and recorded, and learning all about OISC accreditation.

DAY FOUR: Part Five 
Covers: what to do when a client is arrested and how to protect your client’s interests during a police interview. The accreditation requirement and what it means will also be covered.

The distance-learning course provides flexible learning at your convenience. The course covers three of the same parts as the class attendance course plus a new part: attending an employment tribunal. The course includes course material, study notes, and video links to tutorials with the same tutor who teaches the class attendance course. Therefore, the distance learner will not be at a disadvantage and will receive the same information.

A one-year Affiliate Membership of NALP (National Association of Licensed Paralegals) is included in the fee for class attendance students and available at a concessionary fee for one year for distance-learning students.

Please take a look at the AH Paralegal Training website for more information and to contact them directly: