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This course helps students enter the meaningful and rewarding profession of Legal Administration as a Paralegal. Individuals in this vocation assist barristers and solicitors and customarily perform duties such as draft documents, file motions, interview clients, and prepare retainers although, the type of work performed will often vary depending on the specialty of the employing law firm.

Our training will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the legal industry, skills and understanding needed to keep pace with a thriving law practice.


Fast track your career potential and knowledge in the Paralegal field and do so, at your own pace.


The ICI paralegal course has been designed by professionals in the industry, in conjunction with government and industry representatives, to help you learn the skills you need to succeed.


Develop the skills and experience necessary for effective case research, reporting and preparation of contractual agreements such as wills, probates and leases.


Start a career in a powerful and well paid industry.


Accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC), be certain of learning skills directly relevant to job outcomes within the field of Legal Administration.


ICI paralegal studies course is your stepping-stone toward an exciting career working for in-house legal departments of large companies and private practice law firms specializing in:

  • Private
  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights Consumer Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Legal Departments
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Insurance Companies
  • Real Estate & Title Insurance Firms
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Community Legal Services
  • Risk Management
  • Government
  • Attorney General’s Office
  • Various government departments
  • Parliament
  • Court


Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks

  • Roles and responsibilities of the courts, tribunals and commissions
  • Names of the main courts and tribunals in the legal system and what they do
  • Titles, roles and responsibilities of people in the legal industry
  • Various areas of law
  • Range of legal services offered by legal firms
  • Range of legal documentation and how to use it
  • How to apply for certificates
  • How to act when in a court/tribunal


Carry out search of the public record

  • Know a range of sources such as electoral rolls, credit files, motor vehicle registration, rate searches, Consumer Affairs records, databases etc.
  • Know where to locate sources such as government departments, statutory bodies, Titles Office, Australian Securities Commission, Court library etc.
  • How to plan a search
  • How to work to timelines such as court deadlines, client needs, case issues
  • How to conduct the search including lodging a request, paying costs
  • Completing the search including filing expenses, checking information, delivering the information and recording time


Apply the principles of confidentiality and security within the legal environment

  • Various codes of conduct including duty of care, ethical behaviour, conflict of interest, privacy, maintaining confidentiality etc.
  • Types of non-disclosable information such as names, addresses, witness statements, financial information, whereabouts of clients etc.
  • Security and confidentiality procedures


Handle receipt and dispatch of information

  • How to process court documents, original documents and served documents
  • How to distribute urgent and confidential documents
  • Procedures for collecting, sorting, recording outgoing mail
  • Delivery methods
  • Bulk mailing procedures
  • How to organise urgent deliveries


Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks

  • An understanding of legal terminology and when to use it appropriately
  • Abbreviations for commonly used legal terms
  • Extend learning of legal terminology


Assist in prioritising and planning activities in a legal practice

  • How to work to file-related deadlines
  • Make and record appointments
  • Diary organisation
  • How to meet deadlines
  • Follow up meeting outcomes


Work effectively in a business environment

  • The rights and responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Occupational health and safety procedures
  • Equal opportunity policies e.g. discrimination issues, reporting procedures, how to resolve disputes
  • Workplace terms and conditions
  • Issues relating to change in the workplace
  • Working in a legal office
  • Personal work goals
  • Careers in legal administration


Produce business documents

  • Selecting appropriate software
  • Identifying document requirements
  • Designing and enhancing document formats
  • Producing documents


Contribute to effective workplace relationships

  • Collecting information from appropriate source
  • Developing trust and confidence
  • Building and maintaining networks and relationships
  • Managing difficulties


Maintain records for time and disbursements in a legal practice

  • Time sheet records
  • How to deal with irregularities and/or uncertainties
  • Recording disbursements
  • Record keeping of documentation


Court documentation

  • Delivery procedures for court documents
  • Court filing fees
  • Drafting and lodging court documents





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