The Family Law advanced paralegal course uses historical overviews, real case examples, and recent Supreme Court cases to describe the principles and practice of family law. Are you looking to build specialized family law skills to assist attorneys as they draft premarital agreements, help clients start or end their marriages, set up mutually agreeable child custody arrangements, clarify paternity, and adopt a child? This course includes comprehensive coverage of traditional family law topics, explores the developing law concerning nontraditional families and gay and lesbian parents’ rights, describes technological innovations such as virtual visitation, and presents other high-profile topics currently under debate.
Blackstone advanced paralegal courses are each worth 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). Our coursework also qualifies as CLE credit for the five-year PLS and PP recertification through NALS…the association for legal professionals. 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.