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Litigation Specialist Career Certificate (LITCC)

Location(s): Online


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Award: Career Certificate
Pathway to Associate Degree:  Legal Studies - Paralegal (LSPAR)
Academic Focus Area: Community and Human Services
 

This career certificate prepares students for careers in law specific to litigation.  Students pursuing the MCC Litigation Specialist Career Certificate learn about the roles and functions of litigation specialists who provided support to attorneys throughout the litigation process.  Job functions include coordinating legal documents and functions including pleadings, interrogatories, depositions, closings, hearings, and trials.

 

Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 27.0

 

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Requirements for Litigation Specialist


Students select a total of 6 courses (27.0 credits) from those listed below.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explore the functions of the litigation process through a civil action and the role of the litigation specialist in this process.
  2. Complete 5 of the following:
  • Analyze the role and function of litigation as it applies to the concept of legal wrongs and their treatment in law and the role of the litigation specialist in this process.
  • Understand the role of a litigation specialist regarding family law cases involving divorce, child custody and child support, restraining orders, paternity determinations, guardianships, and adoptions.
  • Analyze the litigation professional’s role in assisting attorneys in matters involving criminal law and procedure.
  • Explore the functions of the litigation process through evidentiary and discovery matters and the role of the litigation specialist in this process. 
  • Examine the litigation specialist’s role in drafting estate planning documents and related legal documents for estate administration and the probate process.
  • Analyze the laws, regulations, agencies, and issues involved in employment practices, discrimination claims, labor unions and child labor, employee benefits, occupational safety and health issues, equal opportunity claims, and affirmative action matters.
  • Understand the role of a litigation specialist in the administration of bankruptcy, credit, and collections law and procedure at a law office representing individuals and businesses as a debtor or creditor under federal law.

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