Blackstone offers various programs to enhance the education and career of those looking to obtain a paralegal certificate. Paralegals specializing in criminal law are in demand. Consider this advanced paralegal course to learn more about trial preparations and procedures. The criminal justice system and its components, including criminal proceedings, offer paralegals the opportunity to take on a multifaceted role. Explore the basic principles of criminal law, the types of offenses, and criminal procedure from the commission of the offense to trials and their aftermath. Discover the prosecutor’s role in initiating cases, the role of the defense attorney in defending the accused, the importance of pre-trial motions, and plea bargaining.
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.