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Legal Nurse Consulting

If you've dreamed of using your medical background as the basis for a new and lucrative career, you might want to consider legal nurse consulting. Attorneys are increasingly relying on experienced nurses to help them understand and resolve complex medical cases or claims.

This six-week course will introduce you to the specific legal fields where your skills and knowledge are most needed. You'll receive a step-by-step introduction to areas such as tort law, criminal law, medical malpractice, civil and criminal litigation practice, legal research and writing, legal ethics, personal injury, and more. By the end of the course, you'll have a solid foundation in several different areas of law to help you understand exactly what you can do to assist attorneys in all phases of civil and criminal litigation. You'll also learn how to create your very own legal nurse consulting practice from the ground up, including strategic advice on creating a business plan and marketing your services to interested attorneys.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Legal Nurse Consulting Details + Objective

Course Code: lnc

You Will Learn
  • Learn the specific legal fields where your skills and knowledge are most needed
  • Receive a step-by-step introduction to areas such as criminal law, medical malpractice, legal ethics, and personal injury
  • Examine how personal injury and medical malpractice cases are brought, and why you are absolutely essential in making them successful
  • Explore the jargon you’ll need to negotiate top fees from plaintiffs and insurance defense firms
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn how to create your very own legal nurse consulting practice from the ground up
  • Establish a fulfilling and lucrative second career by capitalizing on the knowledge and experience you’ve already obtained
  • Put yourself in a position for future success as attorneys are increasingly relying on experienced nurses to resolve complex medical cases
Legal Nurse Consulting Outline
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Week 1

Learn what a legal nurse consultant is and how to become one. You will see how legal nurse consultants are the next big trend in the legal profession, and how you can use your medical background to launch a lucrative second career. Then, learn about the legal system and see that the law isn’t as complicated as you may have feared.

Week 2

Examine the inside of law firms and understand the financial arrangements between partners and associate attorneys. You will explore the jargon you’ll need to negotiate top fees from plaintiffs and insurance defense firms. Then, examine a civil case from start to finish. You will understand each phase of the case and know exactly where a legal nurse consultant fits into the process.

Week 3

Learn the step-by-step process of creating a legal nurse consulting practice - from the equipment that you’ll need to the services that you'll offer law firms. Then, understand the difference between circumstantial evidence and direct evidence. You will learn to distinguish between different types of evidence, and how to use this knowledge to your advantage when you communicate with attorneys.Learn exactly what services you'll provide to attorneys, what to charge for them, and how to perform them. You will examine screening and identify specific examples of the type of report you should give an attorney. Then, learn legal research from the ground up. You can be confident walking into a law library anywhere and know exactly where to go and what to do.

Week 4

Learn exactly what services you'll provide to attorneys, what to charge for them, and how to perform them. You will examine screening and identify specific examples of the type of report you should give an attorney. Then, learn legal research from the ground up. You can be confident walking into a law library anywhere and know exactly where to go and what to do.

Week 5

Examine how personal injury and medical malpractice cases are brought, and why you are absolutely essential in making them successful. Then, master the basics of criminal law. You will learn how prosecutors bring cases, the function of grand juries, how a criminal trial comes together, and what it takes to work with the victims of these terrible crimes.

Week 6

Learn the intricacies of your exciting new profession and realize the potential that you, as a legal nurse consultant, now have. Finally, examine two final skillsets that you must have to build a successful legal nurse consultant practice: medical literature review for attorneys and networking. You will discover how to network in the legal community and build a lucrative practice.

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Legal Nurse Consulting Instructors
Neal Bevans

Neal Bevans is a former Assistant District Attorney. A veteran of over 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major felony from rape, murder, and narcotics to armed robbery. One of his cases was televised nationally on Court TV. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia (Order of the Barrister) and has been a college instructor for over 10 years. He has also presented numerous seminars to medical professionals about the legal field, including training seminars for legal nurse consultants and sexual assault nurse examiners. In addition to practicing real estate law, he also worked as a title examiner and bought and sold real estate investment properties. An author of fiction and nonfiction material, his textbook Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals, was published in 2002. His second textbook, Tort Law for Legal Assistants, was published in 2003. He has also published numerous magazine articles about many aspects of the legal and medical fields, including articles focusing on developing a legal nurse consulting practice. He is also a contributing columnist to Legal Assistant Today magazine.

Legal Nurse Consulting Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Experience and training as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, or other medical professional.

Legal Nurse Consulting Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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