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Continuining Education

Legal Investigation


Certificate Course

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 Completion from Florida Gulf Coast University.

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.

Textbooks: Federal Civil Rules Booklet. 

This course is an online Course or can be purchased as on a DVD (media is INCLUDED in the cost of the course) or text. Call or go online for prices.

Course Tuition: Online $645, DVD $685, Text-Only $645 (excludes textbook).

Legal Investigation Course Online Schedule:
New sessions begin every 8 weeks.
2016 Session 2: March 7 - April 22, 2016
2016 Session 3: May 2 - June 17, 2016
2016 Session 4: June 27 - August 12, 2016
2016 Session 5: August 22 - October 7, 2016
2016 Session 6: October 17 - December 2, 2016
2017 Session 1: January 10 - February 25, 2017

Registration Information
It is recommended that you complete the registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

The Center For Legal Studies
523 Park Point Dr., Ste. 320
Golden, CO 80401

Or register by:

Phone: 1-800-522-77371-800-522-7737
Fax: 303-271-1777