Family Law Specialist Certificate Program

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Make a difference in people’s lives with a certificate in family law

Program Overview: 

Attorneys practicing family law typically handle cases involving relationships such as adoption, child custody, divorce and other related legal matters. If you are looking to learn more about this particular area of the law, the Family Law Specialist Certificate Program Students provides an in-depth education into various topics including special interview considerations, drafting, premarital agreement and researching family court rules. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools. See required courses and electives to choose from below:

Required

  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law

Electives 
Once you have begun this program, you will work with your instructor to determine which elective course fits best with your particular area of interest. You will choose one of the following electives:

  • E-Discovery
  • Legal Ethics
  • Laws of Evidence
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Constitutional Law
Who Should Enroll: 
  • Experienced paralegals or individuals with prior legal education needing or wanting specialized legal training in family law
  • We recommend that applicants have one of the following in order to be optimally successful in this course:
    • certificate or degree in paralegal studies
    • combination of a college degree in any area of study and at least one year of legal experience
    • foreign law degree or some law school experience 
  • Please contact an Enrollment Coordinator at teclegal@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-2924 with any questions or concerns about this program
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Special Interview considerations
  • Drafting premarital agreements
  • Researching Family Courts Rules
  • Preparing the petition
  • Financial asset issues
  • The process of adoption
  • Other family law issues
Additional Information: 

Tuition does not include the cost of required textbooks. The online book link is provided to students once they are enrolled in the program. The books vary from course to course but average anywhere from $45 to $160 per book. However, used books are often available.

This course is not available for college credit.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Continuing Education Units 12.0 CEUs
Program ID: 
PLS-7010

At A Glance

Duration: 
Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete the program.
Modality: 
Online Self-paced
Tuition: 
$1,995
Payment Options: 

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