— Adam S.
I had a great experience with CLS. Well-organized content, accessible instructors, engaging coursework. Overall a great experience.
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Learning about the legal system doesn’t have to be intimidating. CLS by BARBRI is the leading continuing legal education company bringing the power of legal learning to everyone, no matter your education level or career goals. We are committed to offering applicable continuing education to all our students. CLS graduates open doors to rewarding career advancement, professional growth, increased earning potential, and job readiness.
— Anna I.
CLS allowed me to get my certificate from the comfort of my own home and I loved that I could choose which main university the certificate would be coming from as well. Thank you for the positive experience!
— Jodi B.
I was very impressed with the course content, knowledge and availability of the professor and pace of the course. Definitely recommend CLS!
— Josh M.
The feedback from the online instructors and the CLS administrative staff was excellent! This was one of the most important factors for me since it is an online program. The online element of the CLS program is convenient, efficient and, to an certain extent, personalized to fit anyone’s particular needs.
— Melanie R.
I enjoyed the CLS program because it was flexible, practical, and educational. All objectives were clearly laid out each week and I learned so much from all the reading and assignments. You work hard for your grades and it definitely pays off.
— Brian H.
The online courses are great and convenient. They are perfect for someone working part or full-time.
Career advancing legal education
CLS by BARBRI courses offer applicable legal knowledge for a variety of industries. It’s our way of keeping your career readiness and career advancement at the center of everything we do.
Nearly 90% of past CLS students agreed that their certificate made them more appealing to job recruiters and helped increase their earning potential.
Paralegals provide essential assistance to lawyers, corporations and other organizations, and have established themselves as a crucial part of the legal system. Whether you are just starting your Paralegal education, or are looking to advance your career, we have a course for you.
The legal system is supported by advocates, assistants, researchers and many others. These courses provide a well-rounded understanding of the law as it pertains to a variety of professions. Take the first step toward a new career or gain in-demand skills for today’s market.
Opportunities are plentiful in the legal field for trained nurses and medical professional consultants. These courses are designed to provide you with an online study program that opens the door to a rewarding career that bridges the gap between medicine and the judicial system.
There is a need in many professions to develop an understanding of legal principles specific to the industry. Take the next step in your career by gaining an applicable understanding of the law. You will gain skills that may have an immediate impact on your job performance and career advancement.
Some of our most popular courses
95% of past students found CLS to be more flexible that other programs.
Paralegal Certificate Course©
Our flagship introductory course is the first step toward your paralegal career.
Online, Live Lecture, Text Only or Online Flex course
Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
These topics build upon the introductory Paralegal Certificate Course© and advance your paralegal career.
Online or Text Only course
$550 per topic
Employment Law Certificate Course
Gain a deeper understanding of this branch of contract law that deals with public employee issues.
Why CLS by BARBRI?
95% of past students would recommend CLS legal courses to others
We believe everyone should have access to continuing legal education. Our courses are among the most affordable in the industry, and payment options are available.
Our courses are available in a variety of formats and open for enrollment year-round. Continue your education when it fits your schedule and where it works best for your lifestyle.
Upon successful completion of any course, our graduates are awarded a certificate from the accredited college or university of their choice and an official digital badge.
For over 40 years, our courses have been taught by practicing legal professionals and are regularly updated to remain on pace with current industry trends.
CLS by BARBRI is the leading continuing legal education provider in the U.S., graduating thousands of job-ready legal support professionals every year.
We are proud to be part of BARBRI Global. With a worldwide alumni network of 1.3 million, BARBRI is the premier provider of practical legal education in the world.
Find the right legal studies course for you
Our students are ready to work in a variety of fields upon successful completion of our courses. Explore our Career Paths to learn about types of legal careers our certificate training courses will get you job-ready for.
Are you interested in a personalized consultation? Our Enrollment Counselors are available to help guide you through the entire process. Contact us to request more information.