Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

legal investigation certificate course

Seven week online course. 

This is an accelerated course. You will be expected to spend an average of at least 8 hours per week reading and completing writing assignments.

Qualified to assist attorneys.  paralegals, insurance companies and private businesses, and state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation.

This course is designed to teach legal investigation skills to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field.  At the end of the course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, and private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation.  Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business. 

Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Complete from St. Cloud State University.  Included subject areas are: arson investigation, products liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, investigation of financial and equity matters, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator in preparing for civil and criminal litigation. 

Topics of Study:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the American Legal System
  • Lesson 2: An Overview of Civil Procedure, Contract Law, and Tort Law
  • Lesson 3: The Rules of Evidence
  • Lesson 4: Fact and Evidence Gathering Techniques
  • Lesson 5: Handling Evidence and Interviewing Techniques
  • Lesson 6: Legal Research, Ethical Considerations, and the Job Search; Course Wrap-Up and Job Hunting Techniques

Schedule of Online sessions:

August 25 - October 10, 2014

October 20 - December 5, 2014

January 12- February 27, 2015

March 9 - April 24, 2015

May 4 - June 19, 2015

June 29 - August 14, 2015

Registration:

Course
Online
DVD
Text Only
Legal Investigation Certificate

Books may be ordered through our partner, Center for Legal Studies.   More information at the registration site.  Click on prices above.

Required Books:  $38

Recommended Books: $110

Register online (click on prices above), by phone at 1-800-522-7737 or by calling SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-6100.

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