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Information about the Paralegal Program at College of DuPage

The ABA visits COD

 The American Bar Association visits the COD Paralegal Program for re-approval.

COD Courier, March 14, 2018

“The program first achieved ABA approval in 2010, and, since then, the professors involved in the program have worked to maintain the standards required to keep that approval, including filing interim reports every two and a half years.

On Feb. 19, the ABA site team toured the school with Fairbanks [sic] and met with COD President Ann Rondeau. This visit also included a tour of the library, meetings with students and professors and a sit in on one of the paralegal studies classes. The process of preparing for this visit is no small feat. The application process began in 2016. In-depth reports were put together with details on the program, the courses and materials available and information on opportunities and resources available for students participating in the program.”

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(Article by Tessa Morton, Paralegal Studies student.)


 

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Paralegal Scholarships

Applicants must submit a 750-word essay describing their career goals and involvement in extra-curricular, legal-related activities. Student must demonstrate leadership or active involvement in College of DuPage’s Paralegal Club, or be actively involved with another volunteer organization in the legal field. Finalists will be selected by a Review Committee including the Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator, members of the Paralegal Studies faculty, and Paralegal Studies alumni.

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A Search for Academic Excellence


 

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Paralegal Scholarships

Applicants must submit a 750-word essay describing their career goals and involvement in extra-curricular, legal-related activities. Student must demonstrate leadership or active involvement in College of DuPage’s Paralegal Club, or be actively involved with another volunteer organization in the legal field. Finalists will be selected by a Review Committee including the Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator, members of the Paralegal Studies faculty, and Paralegal Studies alumni.

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The U.S. Legal System

Register for Spring Classes Now! 

Thinking about Law school? Criminal Justice Major? Paralegal Studies? Want to know what your rights are? Just want to learn about our Legal System?

It’s the Law 

Intro to the U.S. Legal System

POLS 1820

This course is for anyone interested in law and its practical applications as it affects individuals, their families and their communities in the U.S.A. Students will learn about real-life applications of civil, criminal constitutional, family, immigration, and consumer law in a diverse society with an orientation toward civic involvement in the local community. We will analyze important cases, engage in mock courtroom sessions and take some field trips to court rooms and a law school.

Contact: Prof. Christian Goergen goergen@cod.edu
Tel: 630 942-2012 office: BIC 2537b


 

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Scholarships – Apply Now!

 

The Phi Theta Kappa fall scholarship common application is now open.

These scholarships are available to both transfer students and those who are going to enter the workforce. The attached flyers detail the entire process for both types of and below is a brief synopsis of the 2 types of scholarship opportunities.

$$ for Transfer Students

2 finalists will be chosen from COD and will be named to the All-Illinois Academic Team. Those two nominees will then compete nationally to be one of 20 students chosen for the All-USA Community College Academic Team ($5000); one of 150 students named to the Coca-Cola Academic Team ($1000-$1500) and one of 50 students chosen for the New Century Transfer Pathways Scholarships ($2250).

$$ for Students Entering the Workforce

Qualified students should be planning to enter the workforce after completing a certificate or associate degree at COD. Two finalists will be chosen from COD and  will compete to be one of 50 students recognized nationally for a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship in the amount of $1250. Monetary awards can be used for things like furthering their education, obtaining necessary certifications and/or purchasing tools or other trade items needed to enter the workforce.

Two opportunities are below. Click the links for additional details:

  1. WorkforceScholarship

  2. TransferScholarship 


 

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Food Pantry

 

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BOND COURT

Judge Robert Douglas, who teaches Civil Litigation in our program, will be presiding over DuPage County weekend bond court on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, beginning at 8 am at the DuPage County Jail on County Farm Road in Wheaton. He has graciously consented to allowing students to observe him as he presides over these proceedings, and to stay afterwards for a Q and A session. You will need to arrive in the lobby of the jail by 7:45 am to be admitted to bond court. Bond court usually ends by 9:30 am, but the time it ends varies depending upon the number of bond hearings that are held that day.
If interested, you will need to sign up in advance. To sign up, click on the following link: BOND COURT SIGN-UP.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

The closing date for the sign-ups will be Thursday, April 27, at 6 pm or whenever we reach the allotted 12 spots for each day.
You will be given specific bond court instructions prior to the event, including a map and directions to the DuPage County Jail, where the bond court hearings take place. Cell phones are NOT allowed on the premises.
I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to learn about this function of our criminal justice system from an experienced jurist!


 

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PARALEGAL PORTFOLIO EXPO

Paralegal

Portfolio

Expo

 

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

WHAT: Presentation of professional portfolios by students who have completed the paralegal practicum.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (closed to the public)

PUBLIC RECEPTION: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open House Reception

WHERE: Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000, above the Bookstore
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Click the link below for additional information and directions:

Expo Invitation_Spring-2017


 

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Paralegal Scholarships

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scholarships

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