Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course©

These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course©. 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.

Completing both the Core Requirements and the Advanced Requirements of the Paralegal Certificate Program provides comprehensive training and skills that should enable graduates to work in the quickly-growing paralegal profession.

Students are required to complete six Advanced Paralegal Course topics to receive a certificate. Each topic is offered in a seven-week online session. Students must successfully complete the Core Requirements before they take the Advanced Paralegal Course. Up to three Advanced Paralegal Course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session and Advanced Paralegal Course topics do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Advanced Legal Research
Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
Bankruptcy Law
Business Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Education Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Immigration Law
Intellectual Property
Real Property Law
Victim Advocacy
Water Law

Online participants should expect to spend at least 45-50 hours reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course. Required book purchases for the Advanced Paralegal Course will vary by topic.

Course Fee: $300 per topic

*Paralegal Certificate programs take two 7-week sessions to complete. Courses must be taken in consecutive sessions.
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