Are you an established paralegal seeking advancement with a civil litigation law firm? This course contains a balanced mix of legal theory and practical legal skills designed to inform and challenge you. The course addresses the skills needed to become an effective paralegal from the first contact with the client, through trial and post-judgment. Gain a deeper understanding of the litigation process, including the relevant rules and procedures, and the role a paralegal plays in a litigation trial. The e-textbook contains a new chapter on social media in litigation, recent supreme court cases and developments intertwined with the presentation of procedural rules, and realistic examples of motions, pleadings, and discovery requests. You will learn the legal terms of litigation, receive tips on drafting documents commonly used in litigation, and read about popular alternatives to litigation.
Blackstone advanced paralegal courses qualify as CLE credit for the five-year PLS and PP recertification through NALS (the association for legal professionals). In addition, each of these courses provide 20 hours towards the 50 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) needed for recertification if you are a Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). With Blackstone’s advanced paralegal courses, you have the freedom and flexibility to take the courses you need to renew your certification and to advance you knowledge with specialized legal skills.
- Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
- Study Method: E-books with online study guides and exams
- Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-6 months, with students given the option of up to 6 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.