Courses

This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.


January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

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 howto 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.




October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020
The eDiscovery for Paralegals course is an introductory course for persons entering the eDiscovery field, as well as professionals wanting to broaden their knowledge of the eDiscovery process. 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. The course is supplemented with a comprehensive textbook that covers most relevant eDiscovery topics.


January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals withrelationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutessuch as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and othervarious statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included aremaster and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment andminimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.





October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020
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.


October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

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, products 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 legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation. 




October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

This exciting program prepares registered Nurses for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and Pas, 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 witnesses.  The course presents 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, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation.  Any RN and PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course.




October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020
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.


October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020
This intensive 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.


October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020
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).


October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

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; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.




October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

This six week course is approved for 45 Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) hours by the American Academy of Physician Assistants(AAPA).  This course will provide a comprehensive analysis of the principles and practices of medical professional legal consulting (MPLC), with an emphasis on law and expert witness testimony.  While most of the main subject matter will pertain to legal nursing standards, professionals in other health care disciplines (pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistants,etc.) may gain increased skills and knowledge of the medical legal system to enhance their roles as service providers and functions as expert witnesses. 




October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

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.





October 21, 2019 to December 6, 2019
January 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020

Certificate Programs