Personal Injury and Torts
Interested in exploring the role you would play as a paralegal on a personal injury case. Tort law is primarily responsible for trying to make citizens whole after they have been injured by the wrongs (torts) of others. Lawsuits concerning torts are numerous, and there are many opportunities for paralegals specializing in this rewarding field. Covering the essential topics needed to work in tort law or the personal injury field, our Personal Injury/Torts course presents the skills you must develop in order to become an effective paralegal during the discovery and review of medical records and the tort litigation process before and after trial. The e-text included in this course supplies a deeper understanding of substantive torts topics including expanded coverage of medical malpractice and an enhanced treatment of ethics. You will study the legal terms of torts and personal injury law, definitions of the various types of torts and the defenses a defendant can raise to each, and receive instruction in drafting documents commonly used in this area of law.
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.