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Legal training tailored to your industry

Expand your consulting business

Each industry develops its own unique legal strategies and professional lexicon to grow and navigate the constantly evolving world of law. We're offering legal studies courses in key Silicon Valley industries—engineering, nursing, healthcare, law office technology, and victim advocacy—to give you practical understanding of your consulting role in the legal realm.

Whether you are a legal professional tackling the latest software for your trade, an advocate for victims of crime, an entrepreneur exploring intellectual property law, or a medical professional—this curriculum is tailored to your professional development.

eDiscovery for Paralegals

A seven-week introductory course covering the entire eDiscovery process.

  • eDiscovery preparation basics
  • Best practices for electronically stored information collection
  • The review process.
  • Most relevant eDiscovery topics

This course is endorsed by ACEDS, the gold standard in eDiscovery training and education.


Employment Law Certificate Course

A multitude of statutes cover the complex relationships between employers and employees. In this course, you'll learn about the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other statutes dealing with public employees. You'll focus on topics such as master and servant relationships, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment laws, minimum wages and maximum hours guidelines and the regulation of working conditions.

Professional Credit

CLS by Barbri (and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension) is recognized by SHRM to offer professional development credits for the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM.


Legal Investigation Certificate Course

Learn to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, private businesses, and government agencies in the process of civil and criminal investigation. You'll investigative gain skills related to arson, product liability, personal injury and accident forensics, financial matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation. You'll also learn about working in the field: freelance investigation, job search strategies and placements.


Intellectual Property Law for Engineers

Learn more about the patent process to protect inventions and help build strong copyright protections. Click button below for course syllabus available. The class deals with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We cover what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.


Victim Advocacy Certificate Course

The legal terminology and process, victims rights, ethics, victim advocacy, and crisis intervention skills create the foundation for you to make a difference in the lives of crime victims.

Professional Credit

Successful graduates of this training program will be eligible at minimum for the NACP Provisional Credential and possibly for the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Credential based upon experience in the field.


Medical Professional Legal Consultant

Medical professionals interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues will gain the fundamentals they need to advise law firms, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. Click button below for course syllabus available.

Continuing Medical Education

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 45.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.


Software Essentials for the Law Professional

Technology Legal professionals learn more about the technology available to run an efficient practice and courtroom litigation. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software. Hands on exercises prepare students to work with popular programs such as MS PowerPoint, Clio, and LexisNexis CaseMap & TimeMap, as well as understand the common functions and purposes of similar programs.


Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course

Nurses (PAs and RNs) in the seven-week Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course build on their medical expertise to serve as legal expert consultants and advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. Click button below for course syllabus available.

Professional Development Credit

Successful graduates will receive a certificate for 42 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development from CLS by BARBRI (formerly Center for Legal Studies) that they may be able to use to fulfill continuing education requirements.


CLS by BARBRI—Our Curriculum Partner

These legal studies courses are provided in partnership with CLS by BARBRI, a legal education company (formerly Center for Legal Studies) that is focused on providing affordable, up-to-date, and effective legal education. Student payment plans available through CLS by BARBRI.


Enjoy these informational webinars about legal courses.


Becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant

The high earning potential and growing job market paint a rosy outlook for the trained legal nurse consultant. In this informational webinar you'll learn about what it means to turn your nursing career into a legal consultant career and the steps you need to take to get there. Learn about career trends, The CLS by BARBRI program, and the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension partnership.

Medical Professional Legal Consultant

Learn about the how to expand your medical career into the legal realm in this course open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues. The program is designed for all medical professionals including physician assistants, pharmacists, optometrists, dentists, chiropractors, paramedics and more.

Becoming a Victim Advocate

U.S. courts see more than 100 million cases of victimization each year. Crime has a devastating impact on those involved. In this webinar you'll get a sense of what it is to be a victim advocate. You’ll learn about trends in the industry, the support that is available to you as a student in the CLS by BARBRI program (formerly Center for Legal Studies) and opportunities for graduates. Learn about this rewarding career today.

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: Varies per program—$995–$1,295
Program Requirements: 4.2 – 5 CEUs
Minimum Hours of Instruction:
Estimated Duration: 7-week, self-paced and fully online program

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