Online sessions begin August 19, 2024. ENROLL NOW! Call 1-800-522-7737, email [email protected] or click here to contact us.

Online sessions begin August 19, 2024. ENROLL NOW! Call 1-800-522-7737, email [email protected] or click here to contact us.

Are you a paralegal looking to stand out in a competitive field, increase your earning potential and grow your career?

Our advanced paralegal training is your way to gain skills and competency, and to make critical contributions within the legal field and your organization.

Specialize in a certain area of the law by taking one of our sixteen available advanced paralegal topics, available 100% online. Each topic is completed in one, 7-week session and you can take up to three topics at a time. For each topic you complete, you’ll be able to add that specialization to your resume and earn a digital badge. If you complete six topics, you will earn the Advanced Certificate for Paralegals and a digital badge.

Tuition for each topic is just $550, and if you enroll in six topics together, you will save $300. Plus, payment options are available.

Whether you complete one topic and become a specialist, or multiple to round out your education and earn a certificate, CLS can customize a solution just for you. Visit our Advanced Paralegal page to learn more and add one or more topics to your cart to enroll in one of our sessions starting soon. Want a personalized consultation? Our Enrollment Counselors are available at 1-877-522-7737 or [email protected].

16 Advanced Paralegal Topics

Advanced Legal Research

Examine advanced and specialized approaches to using the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)

In this conflict resolution course, you will learn negotiation skills and how to select the most cost-effective and least-intrusive ADR method to achieve a positive outcome for both parties.

Bankruptcy Law

Our bankruptcy course examines the debtor-creditor relationship and the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, both under Chapter 7 (liquidation) and 11 (reorganization).

Business Law

Study of the fundamental structure and most important legal doctrines relating to general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, small closely held corporations and large publicly traded corporations.

Constitutional Law

Get an introduction to the fundamentals of the federal constitution, including the institution of judicial review, the limitations on federal judicial power, individual rights and more.

Criminal Law

Understand punishment, burden of proof and criminal defenses. It also provides a critical look at the most common crimes.

Criminal Procedure

You will leave the course with an appreciation of how the U.S. Constitution focuses on the rights of the accused and the impact upon our law enforcement system.


An introductory eDiscovery training for paralegals course for people entering the field, as well as professionals wanting to broaden their knowledge of the eDiscovery process.

Education Law

Focus on the laws that govern America’s public school system and home schooling, including student rights regarding discipline, suspension, personal grooming, testing, and grading, and drug testing.

Estate Planning

Explores the estate planning paralegal’s role in creating effective and enforceable wills, trusts, probate law and other estate planning documents.

Family Law

Understand the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children.

Immigration Law

Explore all significant aspects of the immigration and naturalization process in the United States, including the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

Intellectual Property

Get an In-depth instruction on copyrights, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, protection of trade secrets, and more inf this Intellectual Property for Paralegals course.

Real Property Law

Learn about the system of common law property, recording acts, conveyancing, mortgaging, landlord-tenant, and in this real property law for paralegals course.

Victim Advocacy

This intensive program is designed to qualify paralegals to provide assistance to crime victims, including domestic violence advocacy training.

Water Law

Gain an appreciation of the importance of allocation of water resources in the growth of cities in the American west.

California paralegals may need to complete Advanced Paralegal coursework to meet the requirements of California Business and Professional Code §6450. More information.

Looking to learn more? Watch our recent webinar recording covering everything you could want to know about the Advanced Paralegal Topics and Certificate Course.