Family Law for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners

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Program Highlights

  • Time Commitment: 60-hour course
  • Start Date: Continuous enrollment (Last day to enroll is Nov 30, 2020)
  • End Date: 4 months after registration
  • Days of the Week: Online, Self-paced
  • Hours a Week: Self-paced
  • Length of Program: 4 months
  • Online/Face-to-face: Online
Program Application

About

Planning to take the LPP Family Law Licensing Exam offered by the Utah State Bar? This course (in addition to the Ethical Rules for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners course) is a requirement to sit for the Family Law exam by the Utah State Bar. This course focuses on statutes, rules and laws for marriage and divorce, practice of law, conflict of interests, and confidentiality.

Tuition for this program is normally $500, but under the Learn & Work in Utah initiative, your tuition is covered in full so long as you complete the program in the allotted time. Take advantage of this no-cost opportunity to excel professionally and apply today.

What You Will Learn

  • Rules and laws for marriage and divorce
  • Practice of law
  • Conflict of interests
  • Confidentiality
  • Alimony
  • Property distribution
  • Child custody

Employment Outlook

The designation of a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner is a new designation in Utah and may provide new opportunities for existing paralegals to practice in new areas or with additional capacity.

Foundational Knowledge

While the Family Law for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners course open to all, please review the Utah State Bar requirements to sit for the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner exam, found here: https://www.utahbar.org/licensed-paralegal-practitioner/

Ideally, students will take this course shortly after completing 1500 hours as a paralegal (with 100 focused on landlord/tenant law) and shortly before taking the licensing exam.

Further Opportunities

Licensed Paralegal Practitioner, a new designation in Utah, can assist respondents with family law. Invest in your future and continue your education at UVU! As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to meet with UVU advisors and financial aid experts who can explain future options if you choose to continue past the end of your certification program.