Course Description

Discover how to improve your workload productivity, as well as the productivity of the attorney and the law office. Students are provided with practical, paralegal case management skills. Topics include:

  • Time and file management
  • Document controls
  • Calendar controls
  • Tracking of assignments and caseloads
  • Effective delegation
  • Computer applications

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Identify technologies and tools appropriate for various tasks of a paralegal
  • Apply techniques for managing workloads and clients
  • Utilize strategies for improving productivity of lawyers and the law office as a whole


Certification Disclosure: In California an individual may qualify to hold one’s self out as a paralegal in one of several ways including earning a certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. (Calif. Bus. & Prof. Code §6450(c)(1).) The Paralegal Professional Certificate program offered by UCSB PaCe satisfies the requirements of California law in this regard.



Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jun 25, 2024 to Jul 30, 2024
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (2 units) $425.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
2 units
  • Katherine Bell
Section Notes

Steps to Enroll

How to Access Your Online Course on Canvas

Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor. The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date.

Law Office Management for Paralegals, 4th Edition
Aspen Publishing
Laurel a. Vietzen
Print: 9781543813821
EBook: 9781543815146

No refunds after 07/07/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.