Course Description

Certificate in Professional Legal Studies

A legal executive is a legal professional usually working with or under the supervision of a solicitor. This can take place in private practice, or in the public service. Our Certificate in Professional Legal Studies has been specifically tailored for students who wish to practice as a Legal Executive in the Republic of Ireland. The work of a legal executives is as varied as that of the solicitor with whom they work. This work can be catergorised as either contentious (for example personal injury litigation, debt collection and family law) or non-contentious (for example advising on the making of a will or conveyancing). Legal Executives regularly deal with clients, file management, processing litigation, attendance in court, preparing papers to go to barristers, attendance at consultations and settlement meetings. This course was designed by our Program Leader to meet a need in the professional context which she identified during her career as a barrister.

This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives UK (CILEx). CILEx is the professional
association for over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in Ireland, England and Wales. For more than 50 years, they have been offering pathway to a flexible career in law.

Training ProviderIndependent College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course CategoryLegal Secretary, Law
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyCILEx
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate in Professional Legal Studies
Course DurationThis is a 20-week course delivered via three-hour lectures one day a week from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. There are approximately three Saturday workshops within the 20-week period, which run from 9.30am- 12.30pm at Independent College Dublin.
Course TimeThe course is delivered both in-class and via blended learning. This will facilitate students living outside of Dublin who wish to take the course. Class lecturers are recorded and posted online for students to access via our Moodle platform. There are a number of Saturday workshops throughout the 20 weeks that you will be required to attend as part of the blended learning approach.
Course Fee€1,850
Entry RequirementsThe course is open admission and there are no entry requirements.
Carear PathMany graduates of our Certificate in Professional Legal Studies go on to complete our Diploma in Professional Legal Studies to facilitate further career advancement. Many of our students successfully pursue roles as Legal Executes in Ireland whilst some use the qualification as a pathway to become a solicitor.
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Independent College Dublin

The Steelworks, Foley Street,, Dublin City North, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D01 X997

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