— Adam S.
I had a great experience with CLS. Well-organized content, accessible instructors, engaging coursework. Overall a great experience.
Practical skills and knowledge for today’s legal landscape
Personal injury law is a specialized area of litigation that calls for the right specialized training. Our Personal Injury for Paralegals Course will prepare you to plan an integral roles in every case from intake and pre-litigations to trial preparation and settlement. You will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents. A review of the negligence theory of torts upon which many personal injury claims are based is provided. Students also will discuss interviewing, investigating and other case building techniques vital to a personal injury paralegal’s success in the law office. Class discussions and lesson material will include the different kinds of personal injury claims, including (but not limited to) car accidents, slip and falls, medical negligence/malpractice, manufacturer product defects and class-action lawsuits. Discover the basic categories of damages recovery, statutes of limitations and schemes for liability.
Legal learning for busy professionals
For over 40 years, CLS by BARBRI has provided students with flexible and effective legal education through a variety of formats catered to bust professionals. All formats are designed and updated to remain on pace with the current industry, and are taught by working professionals. Personal Injury for Paralegals Course is offered 100% online, so you can complete your coursework around your schedule supported by regular instructor and peer involvement.
Our asynchronous virtual classroom format allows busy students to learn anytime, anywhere.
The easy to use and interactive platform offers 24/7 course access aided by video and printed tutorials available. Discussion forums and a built-in email tool facilitate communication with your instructor and peers.
Review the course materials as many times as necessary for full retention of the information and complete weekly assignments to help you stay on track.
- We offer 6 sessions per year, starting every 8 weeks
- 24/7 course access
- Once registered, your password and access information will be sent via email prior to the start of class.
- Student support
- CLS provides ongoing administrative and technical support for all students.
Review the Online Personal Injury for Paralegals course syllabus to learn more.
About Southern Maine Community College
SMCC is a dynamic learning environment with two campuses, offsite and online courses, more than 40 academic programs, credit and noncredit offerings, about 6,000 students and limitless opportunities.
The right continuing legal education for you
The Personal Injury for Paralegals course is useful for new entrants to the field of personal injury/tort law, as well as practicing paralegals who want to improve their craft. Graduates of this course will learn many of the legal terms, causes of action, and remedies available to victims of personal injury accidents, and will be prepared to interview medical witnesses and clients with a narrative of the injury, review medical records and nurses’ notes, prepare summaries of depositions, and observe and identify possible areas of negligence. Students will also learn how to keep and organize a trial notebook, gain an understanding of the concept of products liability, and become familiar with the concept of duty toward the victim.
There is no shortage of need for skilled and educated paralegal professionals. Did you know that the demand for paralegals is one of the fastest growing in the country? That’s why it’s important for you to stand out and broaden your knowledge. Learn more.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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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— 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.
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