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Consortium for Advanced Legal Education Chart
January/February 2004 Issue

Consortium for Advanced Legal Education
(888) 233-2019
4002 Defender Drive, Roswell, GA 30075
E-mail: Renee R. Sova, Executive Director, [email protected]

Technology requirements:
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 (ADR) Specialist

  • Advanced Litigation (CALE 525); 5.0 CLE credits

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (CALE 530); 5.0 CLE credits

  • Advanced Torts (CALE 535); 5.0 CLE credits

Employment and Personnel Law Specialist

  • Advanced Employment Law (CALE 540); 5.0 CLE credits
  • Pensions and Employee Benefits (CALE 545); 5.0 CLE credits
  • Workers Compensation and Social Security Law (CALE 550); 5.0 CLE credits

Corporate, Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Specialist

  • Advanced Corporate Law (CALE 555); 5.0 CLE credits
  • Bankruptcy Law (CALE 560); 5.0 CLE credits
  • Intellectual 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 PACE Exam Requirements Form.
  • Legal Writing (CALE 520); 5.0 CLE credits
  • Ethics for Legal Assistants (CALE 500); 2.5 CLE credits
  • Copyright Law (CALE 515).

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?
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 expert instructors.

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