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Employment in legal occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 67,600 new jobs. As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, there is expected to be strong demand to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. Additionally, the demand for lawyers is expected to continue as individuals, businesses, and governments require legal services in many areas. The median annual wage for legal occupations was $84,910 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
 
Advanced Legal Research & Writing (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS250022 Instructor: 

Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will be assigned an advanced legal research project and legal writing assignment. Final research and writing projects will be presented for grading to the instructor or The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion. PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the core Paralegal Certificate Course or have one year paralegal experience prior to enrolling in this course.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program plus shipping and handling.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS104020 Instructor: 

The Center for Legal Studies features in an online format the same Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Certificate Course that has been offered for over 15 years at colleges and universities throughout the nation. Through your computer, this course is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to attend the popular live lectures.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program plus shipping and handling. It is highly recommended students purchase the online WESTLAW legal research access for $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eDiscovery of Paralegals
Item: 202402LS21000 Instructor: 

This 7 week course covers the entire eDiscovery process, from preparation, to collection, to review of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Throughout the 17 online modules and tests, learners will progress through the basics of eDiscovery preparation, best practices for ESI collection, and finally, the review process.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

This is a 7-week course. It is highly recommended students purchase the online WESTLAW legal research access for $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information.

 

Employment Law Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS21127 Instructor: 

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.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

The cost does not include required text and recommended text.

 

 

 

Legal Investigation Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS103020 Instructor: 

Lesson 1: Introduction to our legal system, legal and ethical considerations for the investigator, law of agency and coverage of rules of court and evidence.

Lesson 2: General interviewing and investigation techniques, sources of leads and information, fact analysis, taking witness statements, forensic photography, proper service of legal process, and surveillance.

Lesson 3: Personal injury investigation techniques, traffic accident reconstruction, premises accidents, employment accidents, government investigation, document analysis and control, financial and equity analysis, testimony, and case studies. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.

 

Legal Nurse Consultant Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS11027 Instructor: 

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.

To be eligible to take the LNCC examination, candidates must have the following at the time of application:

  • current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States or its territories, with a full and unrestricted license.
  • a minimum of five years of experience practicing as a registered nurse.
  • evidence of 2000 hours of legal nurse consulting experience within the past five years.

Those who meet the eligibility criteria and successfully complete the examination will earn the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC®) credential. For more information regarding the LNCC exam visit http://lncc.aalnc.org/page/upcoming-examinations-and-fees

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Successful graduates will receive a certificate for 42 contact hours of continuing nursing education from The Center for Legal Studies that they may be able to use to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $1,195.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.

 

Legal Secretary Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS102027 Instructor: 

Lesson 1: During this first section students will receive an introduction to the theory of law, the legal process, and the nature of the practice of law. Discussion will include the process of law as well as the specific legal terminology. Ethics are also covered.

Lesson 2: This section addresses the particulars of law office management. This session also studies technology used in the law office. Students will be exposed to actual court documents and will prepare some of these documents as part of their homework.

Lesson 3: The final section will be spent examining the intricacies of the law office, including office procedure manuals, billing techniques, and overall management techniques of the law office. Students will also be introduced to the basics of legal research and proper citation format. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

  • View the Course Syllabus
  • Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
  • Student benefits from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.
  • Student has 7 weeks to complete the online course.
  • Student emails assignments and exams.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent in time for the start of class.
Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.

 

 

 

Medical Professional Legal Consultant (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS120027 Instructor: 

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 45.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of 05/06/2019. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs. Successful completion of exams is required to earn Category 1 CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70 percent correct. AAPA Category 1 CME.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $1,295.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.

 

Paralegal Certificate Course (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS20028 Instructor: 

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.

 

 

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $1,895.00

This is a 14-week course. Students have two 7 week sessions to complete the online course. Tuition cost includes both sessions. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program plus shipping and handling. It is highly recommended students purchase the online WESTLAW legal research access for $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information.

Students benefit from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.

 

Personal Injury for Paralegals (Textbooks Not Included)
Item: 202402LS212028 Instructor: 

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.

  • View the Course Syllabus
  • Delivers hands-on practical application exercises to hone your paralegal skills.
  • Provides a thorough examination of preparation of a trial notebook.
  • Student benefits from direct interaction with the instructor and other students.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent via email prior to the start of class.
Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.

 

 

 

Victim Advocacy Certificate Course (Textbook Not Included)
Item: 202402LS101028 Instructor: 

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.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course. The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program.

 

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
Item: 202304LS21409 Instructor: 

These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes 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.

Individual topics are $550 each. Buying 6 topics gets you the $3000 price, a $300 savings. Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate.

Class Dates: 10/16/2023 - 10/4/2024 Fee: $3,300.00

Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Tuition cost includes the cost of all six courses but does not include the cost of required or recommended textbooks plus shipping and handling. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Take one, two or three topics during one online session. All six topics must be completed within one year to receive certificate.

 

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