Introduction to Legal Concepts
Free online course about basic legal concepts, including courts, trials, laws, crime, and legal terminology.
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This free online course, "Introduction to Legal Concepts", will provide you with an understanding of the basics of legal concepts. You will learn about what it takes to be a Legal Secretary, from potential careers to required traits. You will be learning about the courts and the criminal justice system, including the roles of people in the courthouse, the jury box, and the difference between trial courts and appellate courts. Next, you will learn about the grand jury, arraignment, pretrial motions, and plea negotiations.
Furthermore, this online course will teach you about the basics of law and crime. You will learn about the basics of American Law, common law heritage, Judge-made law, and how to read legal citations. Then, you will learn about the criminal procedure amendments, the bill of rights, and types of civil disputes as well as civil remedies for fighting crime.
Finally, you will learn about the trials, juries, the history of trials by jury, what the jury is and the role it plays in the criminal justice system, as well as the steps in the trial process. Studying this course will be of great benefit to everyone interested in the legal field or interested in becoming a legal secretary. Enroll in this online course today and start learning about the the American legal system and its concepts.Start Course Now
Legal Secretary Introduction
Courts, Crime, and Controversy
Topic A - The Courts and the Criminal Justice System
Topic B - Actors in the Courthouse
Topic C - Criminal vs Civil Court Cases
Topic D - Law on the Books and in Action
Law and Crime
Topic A - The Basis of American Law
Topic B - Sources of American Law
Topic C - Civil Disputes and Criminal Law
Arrest to Arraignment
Topic A - Crime and Arrest
Topic B - Bail
Topic C - Preliminary Hearing, Grand Jury, and Arraignment
Trials and Juries
Topic A - History of Trials by Jury
Topic B - Overview of Basic Evidence
Topic C - Steps In The Trial Process
Having completed this course, you will be able to:
- Identify different types and levels of courts.
- Contrast civil and criminal trails.
- Describe the arrest to arraignment process.
- Explain trials and the role of every party involved from judge to the jury
- Recognize legal terminology used throughout the process and it's role in court.
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