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Legal Concepts Introduction Course Online

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Learn the basic skills of legal principles and concepts. The Introduction to Legal Concepts course offers an overview of legal concepts to individuals who are already employed in the field, or those who desire to have a career and get a step in through the door. The course will allow learners to explore legal law, gain experience on how to work on the job and continue with their education or advance in their career.

The Introduction to Legal Concepts course will discuss law and crime, state courts, trials and juries and legal terminology. In addition, individuals about the arrest to arraignment process and specialise in the same field of law as the attorney you work for.

Be prepared to further your education, learn to respect confidentiality, learn how to use the legal billing and accounting system and organise and categorise work. The Introduction to Legal Concepts course is perfect if you want to have a career in law. The course is internationally recognised and accredited to a training organisation and you will be issued an internationally recognised qualification following full completion of Effective Legal Office Administration course.

Why consider 1Training?

As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a complete overview of the courts and crime.
  • Understand the legal principles of criminal law.
  • Learn the legal terminology.
  • Learn routine legal correspondence.
  • Gain an understanding of state courts.

Course Titles

  • Module 01: Legal Secretary Introduction
  • Module 02: Courts, Crime, and Controversy
  • Module 03: Law and Crime
  • Module 04: State Courts
  • Module 05: Arrest to Arraignment
  • Module 06: Trials and Juries
  • Module 07: Appellate Courts
  • Module 08: Legal Terminology

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • The course is aimed at those working in litigation.
  • Legal Secretary.
  • Legal Counsel.
  • Paralegals and Law Clerks.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English and basic IT knowledge
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Introduction to Legal Concepts course you will be required to take a multiple choice question assessment test. The multiple choice question assessment will be automatically marked with learners receiving an instant grade.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded the certificate in Introduction to Legal Concepts.

Awarding Body

The certificate will be awarded by CPD and iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete Introduction to Legal Concepts you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The Introduction to Legal Concepts qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

  • Legal Executive – £27,557 per annum
  • Legal Administrator – £18,839 per annum
  • Paralegal – £18,984 per annum
  • Legal Assistant – £18,085 per annum
  • Legal Secretary – £19,101 per annum

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Excellent Tutor Support Service (Monday to Friday)
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 206
➤ Module 01 - Legal Secretary Introduction
Course Introduction
1.0 Legal Secretary Introduction
1.1 Legal Secretary
1.2 Potential Careers
1.3 Legal Secretary Job Functions
1.4 Required Traits
1.5 Demo – Legal Secretary Resume
1.6 Employment Outlook
1.7 Lesson 01 Review
➤ Module 02 - Courts, Crime, and Controversy
2.0 Courts, Crime, and Controversy
2.1 The Courts and the Criminal Justice System
2.2 U.S. Courts
2.3 A Typical Courthouse
2.4 A Typical Courtroom
2.5 The Jury Box
2.6 U.S. Supreme Court
2.7 U.S. Supreme Court Interior
2.8 Trial Courts
2.9 Appellate Courts
2.10 U.S. Supreme Court (Cont.)
2.11 Actors in the Courthouse
2.12 Prosecutors
2.13 Defense Attorneys
2.14 Judges
2.15 Criminal vs Civil Court Cases
2.16 The Steps in the Criminal Judicial Process
2.17 The Steps in a Typical Felony Prosecution
2.18 Crime
2.19 Arrest
2.20 Initial Appearance
2.21 Bail
2.22 Grand Jury
2.23 Demo – Sample Entry of Appearance
2.24 Preliminary Hearing
2.25 Arraignment
2.26 Discovery
2.27 Pretrial Motions
2.28 Plea Negotiations
2.29 Trial
2.30 Demo – Sample Plea Agreement
2.31 Sentencing
2.32 Appeal
2.33 Law on the Books and Law in Action
2.34 Law on the Books
2.35 Law in Action
2.36 The Crime Control Model & Due Process Model
2.37 Crime Control vs. Due Process
2.38 The Crime Control Model
2.39 The Due Process Model
2.40 Lesson 02 Review
➤ Module 03 - Law and Crime
3.0 Law and Crime
3.1 The Basis of American Law
3.2 Common Law Heritage
3.3 The Casey Anthony Case
3.4 Common Law Heritage (Cont.)
3.5 Multiple Sources of Law
3.6 Judge-Made Law
3.7 Based on Precedent
3.8 Case Reporters
3.9 Federal Reporter Names
3.10 Sample State Reporters
3.11 Reporter Map
3.12 How to Read Legal Citations
3.13 Sample Citation
3.14 Another Example
3.15 Actual Case, 9th Circuit, 2006
3.16 Demo – Reading Legal Citations
3.17 Sources of American Law
3.18 Constitutions
3.19 Codes or Statutes
3.20 Administrative Rules and Regulations
3.21 Judge-Made Law (Cont.)
3.22 The Adversary System
3.23 Adversary System Safeguards
3.24 Levels of “Proof”
3.25 Presumptions and Inferences
3.26 Burden of Proof
3.27 Rights of the Accused
3.28 Due Process
3.29 Criminal Procedure Amendments
3.30 Bill of Rights
3.31 Types of Civil Disputes
3.32 Civil Remedy
3.33 Civil Remedies for Fighting Crime
3.34 Types of Injunctions
3.35 Criminal Law Overview
3.36 Differences between Civil and Criminal Law
3.37 The Five Elements of a Crime
3.38 Elements Stated in Lay Terms
3.39 Criminal Defenses
3.40 Delinquency
3.41 Characteristics of the Most Common Serious Crimes
3.42 Characteristics of the Most Serious Crimes
3.43 Lesson 03 Review
➤ Module 04 - State Courts
4.0 State Courts
4.1 State Courts Today
4.2 History of State Courts
4.3 Four Layers of Typical State Courts
4.4 Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
4.5 Lower Courts
4.6 Demo – Sample Search Warrant
4.7 Trial Courts of General Jurisdiction
4.8 Intermediate Court of Appeals
4.9 Courts of Last Resort
4.10 State Supreme Courts
4.11 Lesson 04 Review
➤ Module 05 - Arrest to Arraignment
5.0 Arrest to Arraignment
5.1 Crime
5.2 A Comparison of Type I and Type II UCR Offenses
5.3 Crime (Cont.)
5.4 Arrest
5.5 Clearance Rates for UCR Type I Offenses
5.6 Arrest (Cont.)
5.7 Arrest Facts
5.8 Initial Appearance
5.9 Charging
5.10 Charging Documents
5.11 Charging – Law on the Books
5.12 Charging – Law in Action
5.13 Charging Tactics
5.14 Bail
5.15 Bail – Law on the Books
5.16 Demo – Bail Bond Agreement
5.17 Bail – Law in Action
5.18 Forms of Bail
5.19 Effects of the Bail System
5.20 Bench Warrants
5.21 Bail – Case Disposition
5.22 Preventive Detention
5.23 Bail Agents and Bounty Hunters
5.24 Preliminary Hearing
5.25 Preliminary Hearing – Law on the Books
5.26 Grand Jury
5.27 Variability in State Use of Grand Juries
5.28 Grand Jury – Law on the Books
5.29 Grand Jury – Details
5.30 Arraignment
5.31 Lesson 05 Review
➤ Module 06 - Trials and Juries
6.0 Trials and Juries
6.1 History of Trials by Jury
6.2 The Jury
6.3 Law on the Books: The Constitution and Trial by Jury
6.4 State Provisions on the Size of Criminal Juries
6.5 Law on the Books: The Constitution and Trial by Jury (Cont.)
6.6 Law on the Books: Selecting a Fair and Unbiased Jury
6.7 Master Jury List
6.8 Summoning the Venire
6.9 Venire Eligibility
6.10 Voir Dire – “Speak the Truth”
6.11 Demo – Voir Dire
6.12 Serving On A Jury
6.13 Law in Action: Choosing a Jury Biased in Your Favor
6.14 Presumptions and the Burden of Proof
6.15 Overview of Basic Evidence
6.16 Types of Evidence
6.17 Overview of Basic Evidence (Cont.)
6.18 Objections to the Admission of Evidence
6.19 Overview of Basic Evidence (Cont..)
6.20 Steps In The Trial Process
6.21 Opening Statements
6.22 Prosecution’s Case In Chief
6.23 Defense Goals
6.24 Defense’s Case in Chief
6.25 The Defense Presents Its Case
6.26 Prosecution Rebuttal
6.27 Closing Arguments
6.28 Jury Instructions
6.29 Jury Deliberations
6.30 Demo – Jury Instruction
6.31 The Verdict
6.32 Post-Verdict Motions
6.33 Lesson 06 Review
➤ Module 07 - Appellate Courts
7.0 Appellate Courts
7.1 Nature of the Appellate Process
7.2 Limitations on the Right to Appellate Review
7.3 Standard of Review
7.4 Appellate Court Procedures
7.5 Demo – Notice of Appeal
7.6 Demo – Sample Double Jeopardy Motion
7.7 Appellate Court Procedures (Cont.)
7.8 Criminal Appeals
7.9 Post-Conviction Review
7.10 State Supreme Courts
7.11 The U.S. Supreme Court and Criminal Justice Policy
7.12 Lesson 07 Review
➤ Module 08 - Legal Terminology
8.0 Legal Terminology
8.1 Demo – The Online Legal Dictionary
8.2 Contract Terms
8.3 Sample Contract
8.4 Covenants
8.5 Conditions
8.6 The “Reasonable Man” Doctrine
8.7 Reasonable – Courts Decide
8.8 Material
8.9 Timing – Prompt or Reasonable
8.10 Time is of the Essence
8.11 Small but Critical Words
8.12 Represent – Warrant
8.13 Demo – Sample Contract
8.14 Breach – Material Breach
8.15 Damages
8.16 Compensatory Damages
8.17 Punitive Damages
8.18 Nominal Damages
8.19 Direct – Consequential
8.20 Negligence
8.21 Subrogation
8.22 Jurisdiction – Venue
8.23 Choice of Law
8.24 Injunction
8.25 Termination Clause
8.26 Implied or Expressed Waiver
8.27 More Quick Terms
8.28 Lesson 08 Review
8.29 Course Closure
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