Consortium for Advanced Legal Education Chart
January/February 2004 Issue
Consortium for Advanced Legal Education
4002 Defender Drive,
Roswell, GA 30075
E-mail: Renee R. Sova, Executive Director,
CALE utilizes First Class Conferencing Software. There is
no need to download the software. Students type in a Web address
directly from the CALE site, and CALE provides a password to the
classroom. Adobe Acrobat is recommended.
Who has access?
Students are provided a password to the classroom after
they register and have access via the CALE Web site. Students have
access until the class is over; most classes are five weeks in length.
Paralegal online CLE course names and price:
CALE currently offers four advanced specialty certificates:
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist;
Employment and Personnel Law Specialist; Corporate, Bankruptcy and
Intellectual Property Specialist; and Elder Law Specialist. All courses
are at the graduate level and were developed by experts in each field of
law. Students are awarded a specialty certificate upon successful
completion of all three courses in a given field.
All CALE courses have been reviewed by NFPA
and have been granted NFPA CLE approval. CLE granted for each course are
highlighted below. To obtain your documented CLE you will need to
contact NFPA headquarters and provide them with a copy of your progress
report or grades. Classes include:
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
(CALE 525); 5.0 CLE credits
Resolution (CALE 530); 5.0 CLE credits
Advanced Torts (CALE
535); 5.0 CLE credits
Employment and Personnel Law Specialist
Law (CALE 540); 5.0 CLE credits
Employee Benefits (CALE 545); 5.0 CLE credits
and Social Security Law (CALE 550); 5.0 CLE credits
Corporate, Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Specialist
Law (CALE 555); 5.0 CLE credits
Bankruptcy Law (CALE
560); 5.0 CLE credits
Property Law (CALE 565); 5.0 CLE credits
Elder Law Specialist
Advanced Estates and
Trust Law (CALE 570); 5.0 CLE credits
Social Security and
Retirement Planning (CALE 575); 5.0 CLE credits
Elder Law (CALE 580);
5.0 CLE credits
Standalone courses offered by CALE:
PACE Review Course (CALE
510); 3.5 CLE credits — co-sponsored by the National
Federation of Paralegal Associations. *Please Note: There are specific
requirements to sit for the PACE Exam. Those individuals registering
for this course must read the
Legal Writing (CALE
520); 5.0 CLE credits
Ethics for Legal
Assistants (CALE 500); 2.5 CLE credits
Copyright Law (CALE
How many CLE courses can be taken at once?
We recommend students take no more than three classes per session
as they are the equivalent to two graduate-level credit courses.
Who approves your courses?
NFPA has reviewed all CALE online courses and has specific CLE
credits granted for same. NALA paralegals have taken our courses but
must submit the documentation directly to NALA in order to receive the
credits. It is not automatic.
Who teaches the courses?
are taught by expert attorneys or paralegals with online teaching
experience. The courses are highly facilitated and are not Web-based
type courses. Students are assured to be taught by a high-quality
instructor who has experience in the substantive area of law they are
teaching. There is opportunity for discussion and feedback with the