Inver Hills Paralegal Program

Paralegal Events

What is Happening at Inver Hills and Beyond?

Current paralegal program on and off campus events will be posted on this page!

College Information Session

Are you interested in an exciting career as a paralegal, or have you always been interested in legal studies but just don’t know where to get started? If so, please join us for this information session to learn more about the American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program at Inver Hills Community College! Sign up for the following sessions:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 5 – 6 p.m. (click to sign up)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5 – 6 p.m. (click to sign up)

1. PARALEGAL STUDENT SUCCESS DAY
Tuesday, February 6, 2018- 3-5:50pm – Fine Arts Building

3:00-5:50pm – College Employment Fair including Paralegal Employers – Fine Arts Building Lobby

Engage with the Legal Employment Specialists and learn what and where the potential paralegal and law-related jobs are, and how to prepare for the paralegal/legal profession.

Presenters:
Michael Baker, J.D., Assistant Vice President and Senior Recruiter, Robert Half Legal, Minneapolis, MN
Beth Sullivan, Senior Consultant, Beacon Hill Legal, Minneapolis, MN
Heidi Carstensen, Dakota Count District Court Administrator
Kerrie Krubsack, Human Resources Coordinator, First Judicial District Administration

4:00-4:50pm – Summer Session 2018 Paralegal Internship Meeting – FA 280

Attend this required meeting to begin setting up your Summer Session Internship for 2018.
Bring your draft cover letter, resume & DARs (Degree Audit Report) report to the meeting.

Presenter: Sally Dahlquist, Paralegal Director

5:00-5:50pm – Paralegal/Legal Employment Panel – FA 280

Hear from Legal Professionals about potential legal jobs, what it takes to become a successful paralegal or legal employee, and how to prepare for legal employment through polished resumes and interviewing skills.

Panelists:
Michael Baker, J.D., Assistance Vice President and Senior Recruiter, Robert Half Legal, Minneapolis, MN
Beth Sullivan, Senior Consultant, Beacon Hill Legal, Minneapolis, MN
Heidi Carstensen, Dakota Count District Court Administrator
Kerrie Krubsack, Human Resources Coordinator, First Judicial District Administration
Jeri Boetcher, Minnesota Judicial Administration
Karen Schell, High Level Paralegal, Cargill Law (graduate of Inver Hills)

2. Legal Professional Panel – Thursday, February 8th

6:00-6:50pmLegal Professional Panel – HH309

Come to hear professional insights & career perspectives from experts in the legal field!

Panelists:
Joey Jadoonanan, Office Manager/Paralegal, J. Selmer Law, P.A., Minneapolis, MN, and IHCC Paralegal Program Graduate
Anna Winegar, IHCC Paralegal Program Graduate and Legal Studies Bachelor degree student at Hamline University
Angela Sturm, Long Term Disability Paralegal, Fields Law Firm, Minneapolis, MN, and IHCC Paralegal Program Graduate
Sean McCarthy, J.D.,     and former Assistant Dakota County Attorney and Hastings City Prosecutor
Karl Von Reuter, J.D, Attorney at Law, Minneapolis, MN
Monica Steele, J.D., Attorney at Law, Minneapolis, MN, and Paralegal Program Graduate

3. MOCK TRIAL: Would you like to watch a trial conducted in a real courtroom with real state district court judges and then decide the outcome in one evening?

The University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Trial Advocacy program is looking for volunteers to serve as jurors in the students’ final trials on this fall at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.​

The trials run from 5-9 pm with complimentary dinner, refreshments and snacks provided midway through the trials.

If you would like to serve as a juror for our students’ mock trials, please contact Uyen Campbell at 612-270-7201 or ptcampbell@stthomas.edu.  Thank you!

4. Continuing Legal Education sessions – FREE to students

Dakota County CLES – https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/LawJustice/LawLibrary/CLE/Pages/default.aspx

Continuing Legal Education
The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly CLE sessions in 2 locations. The sessions are free. You do not have to be a MSBA member to attend. If you plan to attend, please call 651-438-8244 or register online.

Apple Valley: Sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center. The address is 14955 Galaxie Avenue. CLE sessions are held in conference room L139 or 1920. They are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month. All sessions are 8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Hastings: Sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Judicial Center (unless otherwise noted). The sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

5. Minnesota Paralegal Association – Sectionals

https://www.mnparalegals.org/events

6. Keyboarding and Computer Skills

Do you:

  • Have good keyboarding skills?
  • Know your way around the computer?
  • Know how to use Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and Access? These are skills that every paralegal should have or know how to use. These courses are NOT part of the paralegal program but you will need them for your first job.

There are Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint (BUS) classes as well!

Also, there is a link to Atomic Learning on the college’s webpage!!

We strongly recommend that you gain, brush up, or enhance your computer skills.

Contact the Paralegal Program Director or
contact a College Counselor for assistance or suggestions for keyboarding and computer skills