Additional Certificate Courses

  1. Advanced Legal Research and Writing
    Examine advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library and elsewhere. Learn conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard-copy research. Understand how to formulate Westlaw search queries and effectively and efficiently use Westlaw and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing.
    Online / Syllabus / $729 / Register now

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
    Participants will learn negotiation skills and how to select the most cost-effective and least intrusive ADR method to achieve the most positive result for both parties. Students will understand the processes and methods of ADR techniques, learn the proper application and limits of ADR techniques, appreciate the ethical considerations involved in ADR, and develop a basic ability to apply ADR methods.
    Online / Syllabus / $645 / Register now
    DVD / Syllabus / $685 / Register now
    Text Only / Syllabus / $645 / Register now


  3. Intellectual Property Law for Engineers
    Concentrate on patent applications, research, and prosecution; the law of infringement and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). Explore utility patents as well as design and plant patents. Emphasis is placed on patent law, but attention is also paid to copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, and business methods. Gain a survey of the rights of creative and ingenious people and the information to protect yourself and your ideas in intellectual property matters.
    Online / Syllabus / $645 / Register now

  4. Legal Investigation
    Upon successful completion of all required coursework and assignments, you will be able to define and apply important legal terminology, discuss ethics for the law office, list the elements of tort law and contract law, explain the important rules of civil procedure, demonstrate how to interview clients and witnesses, demonstrate how to conduct a legal investigation, demonstrate how to handle evidence that has been gathered, explain the important rules regarding the admissibility of evidence in court, describe how to perform legal research, discuss how to create a freelance legal investigation business, and more.
    Online / Syllabus / $645 / Register now
    DVD / Syllabus / $685 / Register now
    Text Only / Syllabus / $645 / Register now


  5. Legal Secretary
    Upon successful completion of all required coursework and assignments, you will be able to define and apply important legal terminology; discuss ethics for the law office; identify the important rules of e-discovery; demonstrate proper file management and discuss common filing systems; demonstrate how to prepare legal documents, including letters, pleadings, discovery documents, motions, and memos; apply the basic rules of citation format; define the elements of law office management and more.
    Online / Syllabus / $645 / Register now
    Live / Syllabus / $645 / Register now
    DVD / Syllabus / $685 / Register now
    Text Only / Syllabus / $645 / Register now


  6. Victim Advocacy
    Upon successful completion of all required coursework and assignments, you will be able to define the rights and responsibilities of a victim advocate, summarize the relevant legislation regarding victim advocacy and background of victim advocacy, discuss both the civil and criminal litigation processes, discuss how crime affects victims, identify techniques for intervention and support in child abuse situations, and much more.
    Online / Syllabus / $645 / Register now
    DVD / Syllabus / $685 / Register now
    Text Only / Syllabus / $645 / Register now


  7. Employment Law
    Online / Syllabus / $729 / Register now

  8. Law School Preparation
    Prepare yourself for the unique way you will need to study in law school. Gain the tools you need to be ready for the first year of law school and beyond. The study of law is demystified through this unique educational program that helps you to excel in, and not merely survive, your first year of law school. Understand what to expect from the Socratic teaching method and how to master the casebook method of instruction used at nearly all law schools. Learn to start making the most of your legal career, and much more.
    Online / Syllabus / $300 / Register now

  9. Legal Nurse Consultant Training
    This exciting program prepares registered nurses (RN) and physician’s assistants (PA) for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. 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 curriculum is designed to comply with the educational guidelines specified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. The course content will provide a systematic review for those preparing to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) examination.
    Online / Syllabus / $895 / Register now
    Live / Syllabus / $895 / Register now


  10. Personal Injury for Paralegals
    Learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. Review the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based. 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 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.
    Online / Syllabus / $729 / Register now

  11. Software Essentials for the Law Office
    Improve your 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 you to work with popular programs, such as MS PowerPoint, Practice Master’s Tabs 3, AbacusLaw, Summation iBlaze, Trial Director, and LexisNexis Casemap and TimeMap, and to understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs. Common billing procedures and payment agreements, accurate time tracking, proper calendar and docketing procedures, and 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.
    Online / Syllabus / $729 / Register now