Paralegal careers are some of the fastest growing careers in the country. Through Continuing Education and Outreach you can find exciting opportunities for beginning a new career. Certificates in several legal subject areas are available to help you gain the skills and knowledge to advance your career. No matter where in the world you are located, you can enroll in our online study programs and earn your professional certificate.
Top 4 reasons to enroll in our courses:
- Affordable programs
- Flexible course schedules
- Online courses make it easy to learn from anywhere
- Courses are taught by practicing lawyers and paralegals
Paralegal Certificate Course
This course is designed to train students to work as paralegals, provide advanced legal workers with additional skills, and educate students about the American legal system. During the 14-week course, you will learn how you can be of assistance in the exciting field of law. This course will provide you with a working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. Click here for more on this course.
Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with class in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability. Click here for more on this course.
Legal Secretary Certificate
This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced
secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working
more efficiently within the law office. Click here for more on this course.
Victim Advocacy Certificate Course
This intensive online program is designed to train and qualify students to provide assistance to crime victims. The course provides an overview of criminal procedure and discusses the devastating effects crime can have on its victims. Successful graduates of our training program will be eligible at minimum for the NACP Provisional Credential and possibly for the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Credential based upon their experience in the field. Click here for more on this course.
Personal Injury for Paralegals
With this exciting, fast-paced class you will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. We will review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. Students will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in the law office. Click here for more on this course.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course
This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) is geared for all professionals who are focused on “interest-based bargaining.” This course takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Topics include: Why Conflicts Escalate, Why Mediation Works, The Mediation Process, The Role of the Mediator, Coming to an Agreement, Problems Encountered in Mediation, Developing ADR Programs for Government, Business and Personal Disputes, and Divorce Settlement Mediation. Click here for more on this course.
Medical Professional Legal Consultant
This exciting program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as a Medical Professional Legal Consultant (MPLC). Building on your medical education and clinical experience, this course provides medical professionals with the fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers’ compensation. Any medical professional interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. The course is also open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues. Click here for more on this course.
Preparing for the LSAT
Applying to law school means taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). This course provides an overview of law school entrance procedures, a career in law, and law school survival techniques. It includes an intensive review of reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions, including techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations and interpretations of correct answers, and approaches for selecting the correct answers. You will also learn proven test taking techniques and participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the most helpful types of diagrams and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for the writing sample.
- This course will prepare you to perform well on all three question types on the LSAT: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. Plus you will gain valuable insight into preparing an impressive writing sample.
- You will practice on actual LSAT exams from previous years and learn test-taking techniques.
*This course will be returning in the Fall!*
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All courses are designed to provide students with practical real-world skills they need to be job-ready. Courses are non-credit, continuing education.
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