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Each year paralegals and students with special interests participate in elective courses from FAU’s Paralegal Program. These courses are not part of the Paralegal Certificate Program; they are available for those who wish to sharpen their skills, develop new ones, or enhance their knowledge. No application is required for elective courses. Just call 1.800.228.5845 to register. Paralegals will receive CEU’s to maintain CLA certification.


LA-14 Immigration Law

Immigration Law begins with the topic of American citizenship and continues with the study of admissibility, inadmissibility, naturalization and removal. In addition to the complex constitutional laws, statutes and regulations involved in the various processes and steps, the course will cover the context of the broader historical and political forces that shaped the body of immigration law. You will get skills training in the interpretation of difficult statutes and regulations, a working knowledge of the many forms required by the DHS/USCIS for the working practitioner, and an understanding of how our immigration policies fit into the study of civil rights and liberties.

$285.00, 24 hrs., 2.4 CEUs

8 Tuesdays

Oct 21 – Dec 16
(no class 11/11)
7:10-10:10 p.m.
Boca Raton Campus
#LA-14 1014

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8 Tuesdays

Apr 14 – June 2
7 :10 – 10 :10 p.m.
Boca Raton campus
#LA – 14 0415

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LA- 17 Bankruptcy Law

From Charles Ponzi to Bernard Madoff, with today’s headlines a working knowledge of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights laws is essential. In this course, we will explore the most common types of bankruptcy filings. We will analyze the roles of the various constituents in a bankruptcy case: the debtor, the creditors, and the trustee. We will also explore typical bankruptcy court litigation and the roles paralegals play in everyday bankruptcy practice.

$155, 12 hrs., 1.2 CEU’s

4 Tuesdays

Sept 23 – Oct 14
7:10 – 10:10 p.m.
Boca Raton campus

#LA – 17 0914

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LA-18 Foreclosures

The student will be introduced to the principles of mortgage foreclosure law in Florida. Topics for study include: statutory and case law, plaintiff and defendant’s position, the promissory note, the role and position of the lender, the auction process, and procedural aspects. The student will learn about the lien and judgement process in Florida. Alternatives to foreclosure, including the “Short Sale”, will also be discussed. In addition to lectures the student will also be required to research the law, draft correspondence and pleadings.

$135, 9 hrs.,  0.9 CEUs

3 Saturdays

May 16 – May 30
9:00 – 12.00 p.m.
Boca Raton Campus
#LA – 18 0514

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LA-21 Securities Regulation, Arbitration and Mediation

The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, known as the Great Recession and perhaps the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, threatened the collapse of our financial institutions and damaged stock markets world-wide. The Great Recession has triggered sweeping changes in financial and securities regulation, arbitration and mediation.

In this course, you will learn about: (1) the regulation and enforcement of federal securities laws and rules upon the securities industry by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States; and (2) the FINRA securities arbitration and mediation dispute resolution forum.

$135, 9 hrs.,  0.9 CEUs

3 Tuesdays

Mar 24 – Apr 7
7:10 – 10.10 p.m.
Boca Raton Campus
#LA – 21 0315

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