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Advanced Level Courses

An advanced level is designed for professionals with specialized knowledge or experience in the subject area.

The on-demand webinar focuses on the special issues that arise when handling litigation of matters associated with trusts and estates including breach of fiduciary duty, the God complex, beneficiaries who “want their check” and general downright nefarious activities.

Become a California Advanced Specialist (CAS™) in Discovery by participating in the CAS program.  This course highlights differences between Federal and California discovery laws and procedures. The course is owned and developed by the Commission for Certification of California Paralegals (CCCP). Whether you have one year or ten years of experience, professional certification can help you advance your career. You are more valuable to your employer or a potential employer if you have more than the basic paralegal certificate. Earn the CAS™ in CA Discovery and move your career foward.  

This course provides a broad picture of how a case proceeds through the courts, from trial court to appellate courts to the Supreme Court. The course reviews:

The Real Estate Principles course presents fundamental concepts related to acquisition, possession, use, and transfer of real property.

This course provides an overview of zoning and land use regulation. Zoning is a type of public control that places many limits on how land is used. Each city or county places all its properties into zones for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other uses. Land use regulations vary widely from state to state, county to county, and city to city. Property owners can sometimes make requests for changes to the permitted uses and prohibited uses with applications for conditional uses, variances, zoning changes, or other requests.

This course concentrates on practice and procedure in the area of alimony and property division.

This course concentrates on practice and procedure in the area of child custody, support, and visitation. Federal courts traditionally abstain from family law matters, considering state legislatures and local courts better suited for resolving family issues. As a result, state law is the primary law affecting the support and care of children in the United States.

Against a background of Constitutional and federal law, state law is the primary law of marriage and divorce in the United States. Basic principles and models of divorce, including alimony, child custody, and property division, remain fairly consistent through all states and territories. Applicable law, rules, procedures, and terminology may vary significantly from state to state and within states from city to city. “Custody” and “alimony” in one court may be “parenting time” and “spousal support” in another.

Adoption and assisted reproduction is a developing and dynamic practice area. In the United States, starting in the 1960’s, contraception became widely available, abortion became legal, and the number of viable assisted reproduction methods increased, which led to the number of children available for adoption to decrease. We found ourselves redefining “family” and responding by overhauling the law of this new “family.”

Electronic discovery is the process of identifying and producing relevant, electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation. Advances in technology and exponential growth of reliance on ESI over traditional paper documents are continually increasing the scope, expense, and prominence of e-discovery in litigation. As the volume of ESI continues to expand, the costs to preserve, collect, review and produce it in litigation will only increase in the future.

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