Interviewing and Investigating

This course emphasizes the development of the interviewing and investigative skills necessary to prepare paralegals for active participation in civil and criminal litigation and alternative dispute resolution under the direction of an attorney.  This course will focus on the application of good communication skills to conduct client, witness and expert interviews; the development of factual analysis and research skills to plan and execute an effective investigation; and the rules of ethics and evidence as they relate to interviewing and investigating.