Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course ~ ONLINE!
Without any prior degrees or legal experience, most students who wish to be paralegals in the state of California will need to take the Paralegal Certificate Course© and the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course to be in compliance with California Business and Professions Code §6450. If you do have experience and/or a degree, please review the code to find out if you can qualify without taking the Advanced course.
These specialized classes are also available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. These classes build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course©, which is a prerequisite for the class.
The Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course is for Continuing Education Units only (CEUs) with 15 different topics that cover various specific areas of law. Students must successfully complete six of these 15 topics to earn an Advanced Paralegal Certificate. Each topic must be completed in a seven-week session. Up to three Advanced Paralegal Course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session and topics do not have to be taken in any particular order. These courses are offered online only.
2015-2016 Sessions: New sessions begin every 8 weeks.
Session 1: August 24 - October 9, 2015
Session 2: October 19 - December 4, 2015
Session 3: January 11 - February 26, 2016
Session 4: March 7 - April 22, 2016
Session 5: May 2 - June 17, 2016
Session 6: June 27 - August 12, 2016
- Advanced Legal Research
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
- Bankruptcy Law
- Business Law
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Education Law
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
- Intellectual Property
- Real Property Law
- Victim Advocacy
- Water Law
Online participants should expect to spend at least 45 - 50 hours reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course. Participants who successfully complete six of the topics required of the Advanced Paralegal Course will receive a certificate of completion from University of the Pacific.
Paralegal Certificate Course©
Certificate/all courses: $1800. Participants who successfully complete six of the topics required of the Advanced Paralegal Course will receive a certificate of completion from University of the Pacific. Books are an additional cost and can be purchased directly from The Center for Legal Studies.