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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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FGCU Office of Continuing Education Offers Affordable Non-Credit Programs in Legal Studies

FORT MYERS, FL - A new series of non-credit legal studies courses including Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal, LegalNurse Consultant™ and Legal Secretary certificate programs will begin this summer through Florida Gulf Coast University's Office of Continuing Education.

The Paralegal Certificate Course consists of 84 hours of instruction offered in both live and online formats. For the Advanced Paralegal Certificate course, students will complete six advanced paralegal course topics for certification, including constitutional, criminal, family, bankruptcy and immigration law. The LegalNurse Consultant Training Course™ prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as a legal nurse consultant.

As of March 15, FGCU and The Center for Legal Studies finalized a new partnership that will make their programs available to students in Florida. The new courses offered include paralegal training, test preparation and many other courses in the legal studies field. Students can choose to take courses online, independent study or in a live lecture setting.

"We are extremely pleased to bring affordable non-credit legal studies training to Florida in partnership with FGCU, and look forward to doing our part to assist anyone who wishes to gain entry into the legal field in the most cost and time effective manner possible," said Gary Knippa, president of The Center for Legal Studies.

The Paralegal Certificate Course can be completed in as short as six weeks for $1,089. Students interested in gaining more information about non-credit paralegal training and other programs offered by FGCU and The Center for Legal Studies can visit the website at or call 1-800-522-7737 for immediate assistance.

For more information contact John Guerra, director for Continuing Education and The Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4838 or

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