Medical Professional Legal Consultant

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Bridge the gap between medicine and the judicial system

Flexible 100% online class

24/7 course accessibility

Complete in just 7 weeks

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About this course

This exciting program prepares medical professionals for careers in the legal field as Medical Professional Legal Consultants (MPLCs). Building on your medical education and clinical experience, this course provides the fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medical-related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses.

Any medical professional interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. The course is also open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues. This program is designed for all medical professionals, including physician assistants (PAs), pharmacists, optometrists, dentists, chiropractors and paramedics.

DISCLAIMER: CLS by BARBRI, is not affiliated with, nor do we endorse, any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

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Medical Professional Legal Consultant Training Course Webinar — This session was recorded on January 26, 2022.

Class format

Flexible online education

For over 40 years, CLS has provided students with flexible and effective legal education through a variety of formats catered to a busy life. All formats are designed and updated to remain on pace with the current industry, and are taught by working professionals. The Medical Professional Legal Consultant Training Course is offered 100% online, so you can complete your coursework around your schedule while still benefiting from regular instructor and peer interaction.

This course is offered in a convenient online format that can be accessed from any computer with internet access. Online sessions are offered every 8 weeks throughout the year.

  • View the Course Syllabus
  • Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
  • Student benefits from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.
  • Student has 7 weeks to complete the online course.
  • Students upload assignments to the course for instructor review.
  • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent in time for the start of class.
  • Order books online.

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Course details

Learning outcomes

As a skilled medical professional, you have the knowledge and expertise to assess whether the appropriate standard of medical care has been delivered. This course teaches legal concepts related to the healthcare industry, as well as the role a legal consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law and workers’ compensation.

Career outlook

The innovative Medical Professional Legal Consultant profession utilizes the medical education and clinical experience of medical professionals to advise law firms, healthcare providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medical-related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. A career as a Medical Professional Legal Consultant could offer you an opportunity to work in a variety of industries and increase your earning potential. Learn more.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to take CLS courses?

CLS courses are designed for adult students and are taught on a college level. Minimum requirements to take any of our courses are a high school diploma or GED, and to be 18 years of age prior to enrollment.

Can I get financial aid?

Traditional financial aid (Pell grants, Stafford Loans, etc.) usually do not apply to these courses due to their continuing education status. Please view our Payment Options information to explore possible options.

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I had a great experience with CLS. Well-organized content, accessible instructors, engaging coursework. Overall a great experience.

— Adam S.

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!

— Anna I.

I was very impressed with the course content, knowledge and availability of the professor and pace of the course. Definitely recommend CLS!

— Jodi B.

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.

— Josh M.

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.

— Melanie R.

The online courses are great and convenient. They are perfect for someone working part or full-time.

— Brian H.

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What you’ll learn:
  • How the online course works
  • Instructor and peer/student interactions
  • Career growth and earning potential
  • Our accredited college and university partners
  • Course pricing and payment options
  • Required materials and textbooks