Overview of Program
Now you can train to be a mediator and paralegal simultaneously. The legal system is overloaded with litigation. Paralegals spend countless hours doing legal research, drafting documents, and interviewing clients in preparation for a trial. However, there is an emerging movement that is challenging how we as a society handle disputes, and it is formally termed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). One of the most common forms of ADR is mediation, where a neutral third party, termed a mediator, works with both sides of a dispute to have them agree on their own terms, without someone else deciding what is best for them. As more and more people choose this route over litigation, there is an increasing need for skilled mediators, and trained paralegals have a tremendous opportunity to fill this void by utilizing their analytical abilities and undergoing formal training in mediation.
Lesson 1- Conflict Resolution Overview
Lesson 2- Mediation & You
Lesson 3- The Formal Mediation Process
Lesson 4- Legal Considerations in Mediation
Lesson 5- The Convening Process
Lesson 6- The Opening Statement
Lesson 7- Communication & Information Gathering
Lesson 8- The Negotiation Stage
Lesson 9- Relationship Skills
Lesson 10- Problem Solving Skills
Lesson 11- Conflict Management Skills
Lesson 12- The Closing Stage
Lesson 13- Ethics
Lesson 14- Professional Family Mediation Skills
Lesson 15- Professional Business Mediation Skills
Lesson 16- Marketing for Mediators
1) The Paralegal Profession
2) Law Office Operations
3) Legal Systems: Understanding Court Structures & Purpose
4) Legal Research & Terminology
5) Legal Writing & Analysis
6) Legal Procedures: Lawsuit Preparation & Maintenance
7) Legal Subjects I: People Focus
8) Legal Subjects II: Transaction Oriented
9) Litigation Alternatives, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
10) Getting Paid: Employment, Networking & Future Trends
Payment Plan A
Tuition = $2,560.00
Payment Plan B
Tuition = $2,660.00
Payment Plan C
Tuition = $2,699.55
A $35.00 shipping and $125.00 registration fee is included in the total tuition for Payment Plan B above.
Lakewood College provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student.
Lakewood College offers affordable, interest-free tuition. We never charge finance fees — ever! That means, unlike many other schools, you can graduate without going thousands of dollars into debt.
Low Monthly Payments
Lakewood College's low monthly payment plans are designed to fit your budget.
Convenient Payment Methods
We make it easy for you by accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept debit cards, prepaid cards, checks and money orders. You can simply pay online, by phone or by mail.
Military Education Benefits
We actively support the education of active duty members, their spouses, and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Thanks to Lakewood’s low tuition, your military benefits will go a lot further. That means you can complete your education with little to no out-of-pocket costs.
You may qualify for tuition reimbursement from your employer under the Employee Education Assistance Act, IRS Code, Section 127. Check with your human resources department or supervisor to see if you are eligible.