About this Course
No case can be won without a quality investigation. Many times the preliminary investigation is performed by a paralegal professional — the result of which can play a key role in the client’s perception of the attorney, the firm and the case.
In this course, you'll develop skills essential for the interview and investigation process, including organization, communication and critical analysis. Through interactive activities, you’ll learn about the common types of clients and witnesses that paralegals will often interview during a preliminary investigation. We’ll also explore how to create an investigation plan, craft questions and develop an investigation summary.
What You’ll Learn
- Different kinds of interview and investigation models
- Effective interviewing strategies
- How to create interview outlines
- The governing rules of evidence for interviews and investigations
- Aspects of paralegal liability as agents of attorneys