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Advanced Level Courses

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

Discovery is the investigative stage of a case that is conducted prior to the trial. It provides parties with opportunities to verify their understanding of the facts of the case, to find out what witnesses know about the dispute, and to explore the other side’s legal theories. Well-conducted discovery allows parties to clarify the issues for trial, anticipate the opponent’s strategies, and accurately evaluate the likelihood of success at trial.

Paralegals have significant responsibility for discovery. Paralegals working in this area should be able to:


The Criminal Litigation course explores the intricacies of criminal law and procedure.  Issues addressed in the course range from search and arrest, through the criminal process, to appeal. As a paralegal working with either a prosecutor's office or a defense attorney's office, you are likely to encounter issues involving criminal law, therefore the course examines these issues from both perspectives. Paralegals can assist attorneys in many ways throughout the duration of a criminal case. After completing this Criminal Litigation course, a paralegal will have knowledge to assist:

This course covers both general concepts and specific techniques used in corporate law, from incorporation to merger or dissolution. The course reviews:

  • Agency law
  • Business structures

The Business Organizations Incorporated Entities APC course relies on student participation through scenarios, case studies, and internet research. Upon completion of the course, paralegals will have completed exercises involving:

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