Call Us Today! (702) 254-7577
Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through. Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam! We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
In our first installment of this series, we covered five legal terms that it was important for every paralegal to recognize and understand. In this article, we’ll be continuing with another five important legal terms for you to digest, along with a brief explanation of what they mean.
A hugely important term in the United States, constitutional law describes the law prescribed by the written federal and state constitutions, as well as the interpretation and implementation of this law.
Constitutional law deals with the fundamental principles by which the government exercises its authority as well as the basic rights of citizens and, in federal countries such as the United States and Canada, the relationship between the central government and state, provincial, or territorial governments.
The term demurrer refers to a formal response to a complaint filed in a lawsuit, pleading for dismissal. In effect, to demur means to say that even if the facts of the complaint are true, there is no legal basis for a lawsuit. In response to this, a judge can agree, but rather than dismiss the case, give the “leave to amend,” which gives the claimant the opportunity to amend the complaint to address to issues raised by the demurrer.
A Latin term meaning “guilty mind,” mens rea is used to describe criminal intent during the commission of a crime. Establishing intent can mean a difference in the crime the defendant is found guilty of as many criminal laws require a person to “knowingly” engage in illegal activity.
For instance, say a person was given a gift to deliver to the US and that gift was found to have had illegal substances secreted in during security checks. If that person could prove that they had no knowledge of those illegal substances, then the necessary mens rea or criminal intent has not been established and no crime was committed.
Another Latin term, stare decisis, in effect, means to “be based on previous rulings”. In common language, this is more likely to be referred to as precedent. In legal terms stare decisis means to adhere to precedents of earlier cases as sources of law, as, when an issue has already been ruled upon by a court, other cases involving the same issue must receive the same response from that court or lower courts.
A wobbler, or felony wobbler, is a crime that can be sentenced as either a misdemeanor or a felony. For instance, if you are convinced of assault with a deadly weapon in California, you can be sentenced to prison time of up to four years or up 364 days in jail. If sentenced to prison time, this is indicative of a felony conviction, while jail time indicates a misdemeanor conviction.
Here at Northwest Career College, we run the top paralegal program in Nevada, offering our students the skills and experience they need to successfully enter the field of paralegal work and position themselves to maximize their earnings. Our Paralegal instructors are seasoned attorneys and highly trained professionals who are able not only to teach you the law but also to guide you through the many ways a paralegal integrates into a Las Vegas law practice.
We offer on-campus and online paralegal classes to accommodate your work and family schedule. Our Career Services team will work with you to help you find the best paralegal employment opportunity in Las Vegas, and their expertise in this area has given us a 100% success rate in job placement rate for paralegal graduates. Call us today at (702) 403-1592 to find out what our paralegal program can offer you.
Written by: Lisa Myers, J.D., L.L.M. Legal Studies Department Director J.D. L.L.M. Campbell University B.A. Corllins University