Madison M. on BirdEye
2 years ago
10/03/2019, 13:11 PM
At the end of the course they ask you to evaluate it, but not anonymously. We can't give authentic feedback when they hold our certificates & grades(?)
The program is reputable but unreasonably arduous. In my opinion, if you're working FT and can't stay up half the night reading, researching, typing and go to work FT next day (plus you may have kids) you may struggle. Para1 is tough, Para2 is brutal. Unless you're super "gifted" you may plan on taking 3+ days off work near the end of Para2 for final research/writing. This online class, based on my experience is more time consuming than classroom courses.
It's ALL litigation. Every paralegal doesn't work in litigation. Some students surely think: "If this is going to be my job as a paralegal every day, I'm terrified!" What you do to pass this course is not what you HAVE to do in a paralegal career. Yes knowing the basics of litigation is important, but there are many areas of law: Corporate governance, compliance, estate planning, legal operations, contract review & prep, insurance, bankruptcy, real estate, etc., etc. Thousands (if not millions) of paralegals don't work in litigation, or very minimally.
It can take the instructors 24-48 hours to respond to your emailed questions when you are stuck on a test. Yet the deadline clock is ticking while you wait and they deduct points for being late. You can only email your instructors for help. No calls. They instructors are seemingly swamped and it seems they need to add another staff member to be more timely in responding to student needs.
The "Student Q&A Forum" is hardly used, not very helfpul. It is closely monitored by instructors and awkward.
Though there is room for improvement they are a reputable organization, have been in business for decades and you will learn lots. They are pretty darned pleasant to deal with too! Good luck...Buena suerte!
**Disclaimer: The above was my experience and does not contain proven data nor proven or factual information. It is solely based on my opinion, my experience.**