BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University’s Office of Continuing Education and Outreach will sponsor a six-week professional paralegal training course beginning Sep. 15. The program consists of 84 hours of instruction and will be held on six weekends in September and October.

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as experienced legal workers. All students are trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and help prepare cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which legal assistants are most in demand.

This non-credit program helps students increase their office’s efficiency, productivity and billable hours. It also provides students with marketable job skills. Successful graduates are awarded a Binghamton University Certificate of Completion. Graduates in the top 25 percent of the class receive assistance with volunteer intern placement for on-the-job training.

Enrollment is limited and early registration is encouraged. Online registration is available at continuinged.binghamton.edu, or by mail or phone. For more information, call the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at (607) 777-6857.