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Legal Studies

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Series Description

Legal training tailored to your industry

Expand your consulting business

Take 10% Off

You can get 10 percent off any Paralegal and Legal Studies course taught by CLS by Barbri. Books not included. Use discount code BF10 through Dec. 1.


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, and victim advocacy—to give you a practical understanding of your consulting role in the legal realm.

Whether you are an advocate for crime victims or an entrepreneur exploring a medical professional, this curriculum is tailored to your professional development.

Online and live-hybrid sessions

Requests to add the live hybrid option should be emailed to info@legalstudies.com.



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.


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.


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
Special Programs: None

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