The Center for Legal Studies:  Paralegal Studies, Legal Secretary and Legal Nurse Consultant Online Certificate Programs

Medgar Evers College, Adult and Continuing Education works with the Center for Legal Studies to provide the very best in online legal education. Our goal is to provide our students with the flexibility necessary to achieve their academic goals while continuing with their everyday lives.

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Entry Requirements: Basic computer proficiency, access to a computer with internet, high school diploma or high school equivalency.

Full Program Tuition: Please refer to individual course descriptions.

Online courses include:

Paralegal Online Certificate

The Paralegal Online Certificate program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.

This program will help students increase their office's efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills. $1,189, does not include textbooks and access to Westlaw

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Advanced Paralegal Online Certificate

The Advanced Paralegal Online Certificate program is available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law.

Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability. Those who successfully complete at least six advanced topics will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Completing both the Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal courses provides comprehensive training and skills that should enable graduates to work in the quickly-growing paralegal profession. $1650 does not include texts and access to Westlaw.

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Legal Secretary Online Certificate

The Legal Secretary Online Certificate is an intensive program designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office.

Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.  $575 does not include textbook.

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Legal Nurse Consultant

The Legal Nurse Consultant Online Certificate program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants.

Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses.

The course presents legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation.  Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. $849, does not include textbook.

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For more information, please feel free to visit The Center for Legal Studies website at: You may also call us at (718) 804-8850 or email us at


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