Paralegal 3 - Advanced

Hours: 350 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,625.00

Course Overview:

Become engaged in the study of the law and what it means to a Paralegal. This course discusses how various aspects of the law affect the individual, filling a void for those looking to learn about many of the personal law issues that confront people in their everyday lives.

Our Paralegal: Advanced course uses hypothetical and real examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire insight. This course also incorporates extensive coverage of ethical issues and the law. Students will learn about international and comparative law in order to give the student essential knowledge for today's global marketplace.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Type quickly and correctly
  • Comprehend the use of computers in the law office
  • Identify types of spreadsheets, legal timekeeping, and billing software used in the law office
  • Identify types of databases and litigation support software used in the law office
  • Define the types of technology used in the courtroom

Prerequisites: Paralegal: An Introduction & Paralegal: Intermediate

Course Outline:

Paralegal: Advanced Module 1
Introduction to the Law
  • The English Source of U.S. Law
  • Modern Sources of U.S. Law
  • Types & Classifications of Law
  • The Relationship Between Law & Ethics
  • Using Court Cases
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Separation of Powers
  • The National Government
  • What is Federalism?
  • The Police Power
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Freedom of Speech & Religion
  • Unreasonable Searches
  • Due Process of Law
  • Affirmative Action
  • The Right to Privacy
Paralegal: Advanced Module 2
The Court System & The Attorney
  • What is Trial Court?
  • Appellate Court
  • Understanding Jurisdiction
  • The State Court System
  • The Federal Court System
  • Trial Proceedings
  • The Adversarial System
  • Attorneys-at-Law
  • Professional Ethics
  • Hire & Fire an Attorney
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Paralegal: Advanced Module 3
Administrative Law & Crimes
  • What is Administrative Law?
  • History of U.S. Administrative Law
  • Administrative Agencies
  • Areas of Administrative Law
  • Agency Power, Process, & Action
  • Limits of Agency Power
  • What is a Crime?
  • Parties to a Crime
  • Corpus Delicti
  • Felony, Misdemeanor, or Infraction
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Crimes Against Property
  • Defenses to Crimes
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Procedures in a Criminal Trial
  • Parole, Probation, & Clemency
Paralegal: Advanced Module 4
Torts & Contracts
  • What are Torts?
  • Torts by Intentional Conduct
  • Torts by Negligent Behavior
  • Strict Liability Torts
  • Damages & the Collection of Damages
  • Contracts: Enforceable Agreements
  • How are Contracts Classified?
  • Requisites of a Valid Contract
  • Third Parties in Contracts
  • Discharged Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Individual Consumer Contracts
  • Warranty Protection
Paralegal: Advanced Module 5
Application of Law to the Individual
  • Family Law
  • Marriage Laws
  • Legal Consequences of Marriage
  • Laws Governing Parenthood
  • Protection of Minors
  • Termination of Marriage
  • Family Law Contracts
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Owning a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving a Motor Vehicle
  • Purchasing Automobile Insurance
  • Acquiring Ownership of Personal Property
  • Will or Inheritance
  • Mislaid, Lost, & Abandoned Property
Paralegal: Advanced Module 6
Renters, Landlords & Home Ownership 
  • Types of Leases
  • Landlord-Tenant Relationship
  • Legal Remedies for Landlords
  • Legal Remedies for Tenants
  • Characteristics of Home Ownership
  • Dealing with Real Estate Agents
  • Offer to Purchase a Home
  • Financing the Purchase of a Home
  • What is Escrow?
  • Title Insurance
  • Role of Attorney in Home Transactions
  • Home Taxes
  • Home Insurance
  • Neighbor Laws
Paralegal: Advanced Module 7
Employer/Employee Law & Estate Planning
  • Employee & Employer Rights and Duties
  • Classification of Employees
  • Laws Against Discrimination
  • The Basic Duties of Employees
  • Common Benefits of Employees
  • Rights Regarding Unions
  • Arbitration of Employment Disputes
  • What is Estate Planning?
  • Tax Burdens Reduced or Avoided
  • Matters Concerning Wills
  • Matters Concerning Probate
  • Living Wills & Advance Directives
  • Matters Concerning Trusts
  • Different Types of Trusts
  • Ways to Avoid Probate
  • Conservatorship & Guardianship

All necessary materials are included.


Upon successful completion of our 3 levels of Paralegal courses (900 hours), students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Paralegal and will be prepared to sit for the NALA national certification exam to become a Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) or Certified Paralegal (CP).

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **