This exciting 42-hour, 7-week course is designed to teach legal investigation to those interested in pursuing a new career and those presently working in the legal field. 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.
The Legal Investigation Certificate Courseis offered in partnership by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Legal Studies.
- 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 case studies.
Who Should Attend?
- Individuals seeking legal investigation training and skills necessary for a career in the legal field
- Current paralegals wanting to increase their legal investigation skills as well as learn new marketable job skills
$645 (does not include course materials)
Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, you must have a score of 70% or better on assignments and on the final written examination.