Legal Investigation Certification Course


This exciting course is designed to teach legal investigation 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. 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.

Lesson 1: Introduction to our legal system, legal and ethical considerations for the investigator, law of agency and coverage of rules of court and evidence.

Lesson 2: General interviewing and investigation techniques, sources of leads and information, fact analysis, taking witness statements, forensic photography, proper service of legal process, and surveillance.

Lesson 3: Personal injury investigation techniques, traffic accident reconstruction, premises accidents, employment accidents, government investigation, document analysis and control, financial and equity analysis, testimony, and case studies. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

Please note that the Legal Investigation Certificate Course is an outstanding complement to the Private Investigator's career path.  However, our course does not cover such items as firearms training or other subjects that may be required for Private Investigation certification in Texas.

At the end of the Legal Investigation Course, students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, private businesses, as well as state a federal government agencies in the process of civil and criminal investigation.  Students will also be taught how to create a freelance investigation business.

Topics of Study:

  • Introduction to our legal system, legal and ethical considerations for the investigator, law of agency and coverage of rules of court and evidence.
  • General interviewing and investigation techniques, sources of leads and information, fact analysis, taking witness statements, forensic photography, proper service of legal process, and surveillance.
  • Personal injury investigation techniques, traffic accident reconstruction, premises accidents, employment accidents, government investigation, document analysis and control, financial and equity analysis, testimony, and relevant case studies.

Tuition: $575.00

NOTE: In order to complete the requirements for the certificate you are required to complete one session in it’s entirety.

 

2014 Online Sessions:

 
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End

Session 1

January 13, 2014
February 28, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 25, 2014
May 05, 2014
June 20, 2014
June 30, 2014
August 15, 2014
August 25, 2014
October 10, 2014
October 20, 2014 December 5, 2014

 

2015 Online Sessions:

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Session 1

January 12, 2015 February 27, 2015

 

For Payment Options visit Center for Legal Studies
or call 1(800) 522-7737

 

 

 

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Contact Us

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100