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
Jan 09, 2024 to Feb 13, 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
Section Notes

One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Text

Law Office Management for Paralegals, 4th Edition

Aspen Publishing

Laurel a. Vietzen

Print: 9781543813821

EBook: 9781543815146

A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.