Legal

Paralegal Certificate Course© - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-567
Price: $1,395.00

Day/Time: October 21 - December 6, 2019.
Start Date: NEW ONLINE CLASSES START EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Fees: $1395.00

Course Description:

This intensive, nationally-acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Training includes instruction on how to assist trial attorneys, inteview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law,and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practiced- oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which paralegals are most in demand. The Paralegal Certificate Course© offers instruction on how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal, or how to open your own freelance business. There are no prerequisites other than a high school diploma or GED, but you must be prepared to complete a significant amount of homework each week. This program can help you increase your office’s efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as provide new marketable job skills.

Students are required to purchase the following textbooks prior to the start of class: Federal Civil Rules Booklet.Introduction to Paralegalism, 7th edition, by William Statsky; Uniform System Citation, most recent edition. Sample Pages: Organization and Research Techniques in West Group Publications, most recent edition. Paralegal Certificate Course Workbook, by Margaret J. Kirk. Paralegal Career for Dummies, by Scott and Lisa Hatch. Recommended Legal resources:Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th edition. All textbooks and resources, including WESTLAW access, are available for purchase from The Center for Legal Studies by calling 1-800-522-7737 or by using the secure online order form at www.legalstudies.com. Prices, availability, location, and required textbooks are subject to change.

Advanced Legal Research and Writing - ONLINE COURSE ONLY.




Code: F20-568
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING - This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.

This course is designed to examine more thoroughly advanced and specialized approaches to utilizing the legal sources available in the law library and online.

Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CERTIFICATE COURSE - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-569
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: ONLINE COURSE ONLY - STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CERTIFICATE -  
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.ATE COURSE - 

EMPLOYMENT LAW CERTIFICATE COURSE - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-570
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: October 21 - December 6, 2019.
Start Date: NEW ONLINE CLASSES START EVERY 6 WEEKS
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

EMPLOYMENT LAW CERTIFICATE COURSE - Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FOR ENGINEERS - ONLINE CLASS ONLY




Code: F20-571
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS START EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FOR ENGINEERS  - 

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.

Although we are mostly concerned with patent law, we also deal with copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and business methods. The engineer must be at least conversant with the other forms of intellectual property. In a relatively short time, we will give you a survey of the rights of creative and ingenious people and provide you with the information to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters.

LEGAL INVESTIGATION CERTIFICATE COURSE - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-572
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS START EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

LEGAL INVESTIGATION CERTIFICATE COURSE - 

This exciting course is designed to teach legal investigation to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field. At the end of the course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business. Included subject areas are: arson investigation, product liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, investigation of financial and equity matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation.

LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT TRAINING COURSE - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-573
Price: $895.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $895.00

Course Description:

LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT TRAINING COURSE - 

This exciting program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, 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 nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers’ compensation. Any RN or PA 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, but participants without an RN or PA background might not be able to take the LNCC exam after graduation. Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) is a discretionary test separate from this training course that experienced registered nurses graduating from this course may decide to sit for. LNCC test eligibility requirements are discussed during this training course; however, RNs graduating from this course need not take the LNCC in order to practice as legal nurse consultants.

LEGAL SECRETARY CERTIFICATE COURSE - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-574
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

LEGAL SECRETARY CERTIFICATE COURSE - 


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. Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; an overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.

MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LEGAL CONSULTANT - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-575
Price: $975.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $975.00

Course Description:

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.

PERSONAL INJURY FOR PARALEGALS - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-576
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

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.

Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims including (but not limited to): car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects, and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations, and schemes for liability.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

SOFTWARE ESSENTIALS FOR THE LAW OFFICE - ONLINE COURSE ONLY. -




Code: F20-577
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

SOFTWARE ESSENTIALS FOR THE LAW OFFICE - 


This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.

Hands on exercises will prepare students to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint, Clio, CaseMap, HotDocs, TimeMap, and TrialDirector, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs.

Common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures as well as the processes involved in electronic discovery will be addressed through a variety of exercises. In addition, students will be presented with real-life scenarios and asked to identify and examine ethical issues raised by the use of technology in a legal practice.

Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

VICTIM ADVOCACY CERTIFICATE COURSE - ONLINE COURSE ONLY




Code: F20-578
Price: $729.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $729.00

Course Description:

VICTIM ADVOCACY CERTIFICATE COURSE -


Participants will be prepared to work in victim advocacy arenas, such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines, and with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. It also covers counseling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder and homicide.

PREPARING FOR THE LSAT - ONLINE CLASS ONLY




Code: F20-580
Price: $300.00

Day/Time: NEW ONLINE CLASS STARTS EVERY 6 WEEKS.
Start Date: OCTOBER 21 - DECEMBER 6, 2019.
Fees: $300.00

Course Description:

PREPARING FOR THE LSAT - 

Applying to law school means taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). We have been preparing future law students for the LSAT since 1980. 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 developed by The Center for Legal Studies and taught to thousands of pre-law students around the world.