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Representation of real estate clients is a major area of practice for many law firms, and opportunities for real estate paralegals are numerous. The Real Estate Paralegal course prepares students for entry-level positions with law firms that deal in real estate cases. This course covers the elements of real property; different methods used in recording and describing deeds; 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. The e-text that accompanies this course includes figures, tables and sample forms to provide visual aids for learning; annotated documents that focus on relevant sections of actual legal documents; case excerpts; and highlights of the specific skills students will need as real estate paralegals.

6 Months or less | Self-paced | Online | 20 CE Hours


a. To define real property and differentiate between types of ownership and estates.

b. To describe the different forms of concurrent ownership.

c. To discuss encumbrances, easements, and licenses.

d. To outline the basic requirements for a legal contract, explain the remedies for a breach of contract, and identify the parties to a contract.

e. To explain how to prepare a deed.

f. To identify the paralegal’s role in certain aspects of real estate finance.

g. To discuss title examinations, and explain the paralegal’s role in ordering and preparing title examinations.

h. To describe the importance of title insurance and discuss how to prepare an insurance commitment and review a title insurance policy.

i. To outline the parts of a real estate closing and discuss the closing process.

j. To provide samples of real estate documents including affidavits, deeds, closing statements and other documents, and explain how to complete each document.

k. To explain and differentiate between the condominium and cooperative form of property ownership.

l. To describe different methods of surveying and land description and explain how to prepare a legal description of land.

m. To discuss commercial leases and lease provisions, including the remedies for a default of the lease available to both the landlord and the tenant.

Your course includes this e-book:

Neal R. Bevans Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, 2nd ed., by Neal R. Bevans, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Aspen Publishers), 2009, ISBN: 978-0-7355-6944-7

Also Included

Blackstone’s Advanced Paralegal Courses include all materials needed, including a commercial e-textbook and an accompanying study guide. Your e-book is delivered via VitalSource, one of the most popular and user-friendly e-textbook platforms for higher education. Blackstone’s Online Student Center allows you to easily access your coursework, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.


You can choose to pay the $396 tuition in full or;

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Course Benefits

Our Advanced Paralegal Courses are designed for both professional development and to meet the continuing legal education (CLE) needs of practicing paralegals. Each advanced paralegal studies course has been reviewed by NALS… the association of legal professionals, and can be applied to the five-year PLS and PP recertification.

If you are a Certified Paralegal (CP) through NALA, the National Association of Legal Assistants, each advanced course is worth 20 hours toward the 50 hours of Continuing Legal Education needed for paralegal recertification.

  • Sharpen your paralegal resume with advanced industry-related knowledge in a legal specialty. Therefore, additional credentials show initiative and may contribute to your resume standing out to potential law firms.
  • Possible increase in your pay rate. Generally speaking, the more education you gain, the more you qualify for advancement which typically leads to a higher salary.
  • It increases your opportunities for employment. Larger law firms tend to hire paralegals with a specialization, while smaller firms typically hire Paralegals with general knowledge. Thus by continuing your education in a specialized area, you are more likely to be considered for a position at any firm.  The more job opportunities you qualify for, the greater your chances for employment.

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