8 Courses to Help Advance Your Paralegal Career
Blackstone Career Institute offers 8 Advanced Paralegal Courses to individuals who want to advance their knowledge in a specific area. Our Advanced Paralegal Courses are NALS approved and meet the continuing legal education needs of practicing paralegals and can be applied to the five-year PLS and PP recertification. Whether you are looking to grow professionally or personally, consider enrolling in one or more of our Advanced Paralegal Courses listed below:
Gain a deeper understanding of the litigation process, including the relevant rules, procedures, and the role a paralegal plays in a litigation trial. You will learn the legal terms of litigation, receive tips on drafting documents commonly used in litigation, and read about popular alternatives to litigation. Included in our course is a chapter on social media in litigation, recent Supreme Court cases, and realistic examples of motions, pleadings, and discovery requests.
Business and Corporate Law:
This advanced paralegal course provides an introduction to law, business ethics, the U.S. legal system, and court jurisdiction. You will follow a hypothetical business which will help to illustrate how the concepts in each chapter could apply in today’s business environment.
Real Estate Law:
The advanced paralegal Real Estate course provides you with the opportunity to master the elements of real property and different methods used in recording and describing deeds. Become familiar with important paralegal knowledge such as the transference of title, rights associated with real estate ownership, elements of real estate contracts, basic landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages and restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examination, the closing process, and tax implications of real estate transactions.
Practical Bankruptcy Law:
Learn the rules and procedures that must be followed in each type of case and how cases are commenced, converted, dismissed, and closed. The e-text included in this course covers all the basic, underlying concepts of bankruptcy and the procedural rules governing bankruptcy cases. Personal Injury and Torts: Tort law is primarily responsible for trying to make citizens whole after they have been injured by the wrongs (torts) of others. Covering the essential topics in tort law or the person injury field, this course presents the skills needed to become an effective paralegal during the discovery and review of medical records and the tort litigation process before and after trial. 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, along with instruction in drafting documents commonly used in this area of law.
Learn more about trial preparations and procedures, the criminal justice system and its components, and criminal proceedings. 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.
Wills Trusts and Estates:
This course will help you learn to assist attorneys as they plan estates, explain rights, draft wills, set up trusts, appoint personal representatives, probate wills, file estate taxes, and represent clients in probate court. This course highlights the specific skills you will need to specialize in wills, trusts, and estates.
This course will teach you how 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.