Matrix gets ‘credit’ for legal qualification

| 11/08/2009

(CNS): Local skills training centre Micro Matrix has obtained accreditation for its Paralegal Certificate Course by the Institute of Paralegal, becoming the first Cayman programme to be accredited by the association. Sandra Catron, designer of the Paralegal Certificate programme stated that this is a real milestone for the centre. “The course in Cayman has been designed specifically for the Cayman employment market and focuses on key areas of importance including Company Law, Cayman Judicial System, Contract Law and the English Legal System,” she said.

The Institute of Paralegal is a UK government recognized, not for profit professional body that represents paralegals. The Institute is the professional body for paralegals in the United Kingdom which sets National Competency Standards for paralegals, legal secretaries and legal assistants.

 “To be able to have our paralegal programme accredited benefits both the students and our program and shows that we have met the highest standards for our professional academic program,” Catron added. “To obtain accreditation the programme was subjected to a complete curriculum review and faculty and staff preparedness were also examined.”

She explained that these areas were all reviewed by an outside accreditation team from the Institute of Paralegal.

Accreditation also offers certain benefits to students including discounts and professional association membership. Both paralegal and employers are also able to review the National Competency Standards (NCS) for Paralegals; designed for non-lawyers actually practicing law. “Having this legal of accreditation in Cayman is a right step in the direction of professional qualifications being held to the highest standards,” Catron said.

Micro Matrix is a training and skills assessment provider offering courses in informational technology, management, banking and paralegal. Located in Centennial Towers, West Bay they can be contacted at 623-4600 or



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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is really fantastic! Thank you Miss Sandra