Neal Bevans is a former Assistant District Attorney. A veteran of more than 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major crime, from rape and murder to drugs and armed robbery. One of his cases was broadcast nationally on judicial television. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia (Bar Association) and has been teaching at the college for over 10 years. He has also held numerous seminars for legal health professionals, including training seminars for judicial counselors and nurses on sexual assault matters. In addition to his work in real estate law, he has also worked as a securities examiner and has bought and sold real estate investment properties. An author of fiction and non-fiction, 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 journal articles on many aspects of the legal and medical fields, including articles focused on developing a consulting practice for nurses. He is also a columnist for Legal Assistant Today magazine.

Are you a little scared to start your own business? Does the idea of charging fees, keeping records, and creating a business plan leave you with sweaty palms? Not according to this lesson. You will follow step by step the process of creating a nursing consulting practice, from the equipment you need to the services you offer to law firms. You`ll learn how much you should charge and best practices for selling yourself to the legal community. The lesson will also review the questions lawyers are likely to ask when considering hiring you. Our company works with attorneys in their medico-legal cases involving medical and/or nursing malpractice, personal injury, product liability, toxic tort/environment, workers` compensation, workers` compensation, criminal matters and any case where health, illness (physical or mental) or injury is an issue. In the final lesson, you will examine two final skills you need to have to build a successful legal nurse consultant practice: medical literature research for lawyers and networking. You`ll see how you can conduct medical research both in libraries and online. The Internet resources available to judicial advisors are astonishingly diverse. When you have completed this lesson, you can search for medical literature directly from your home computer.

You`ll see how you charge lawyers for this service and how you can then use it to generate more business. This lesson will also show you how to network in the legal community and give you proven techniques for creating a lucrative nursing consulting practice. It was the first experience with an online course, and I have to say it was a very enjoyable experience. I think Mr. Bevans was a very competent instructor, and I have a new respect for lawyers because of his expertise. I will recommend this course to my nursing colleagues. In this lesson, you will learn not only what a legal nurse consultant is, but also 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 training to start a new and very lucrative second career.

Consulting nurse lawyers are also gaining importance in criminal law. If you are attracted to cases where you can make a real difference – rape and child abuse, for example – then this lesson will help you master the basics of criminal law. You will learn how prosecutors bring cases, the role of grand juries, how a criminal case unfolds, and what it takes to work with the victims of these horrific crimes. You will also get a glimpse of a world that very few people get to see. Imagine entering a courtroom as the right-hand man of a litigator. They assist in jury selection. They suggest questions that the lawyer should ask medical witnesses. They consult the lawyer at the main hearing. In this lesson, you will learn to master all of these skills. You will get to know the intricacies of your exciting new profession and recognize the potential you now have as a legal nurse consultant. In this lesson, you will examine a civil case from beginning to end.

When you`re done, you`ll understand every step of a civil case and know exactly where a nurse legal advisor fits into the process. You will also learn important terminology that will allow you to interact with lawyers and let them know that you are a legally trained professional. This lesson will give you the solid foundation in civil law that you need to have before you can start your new career as a legal nurse consultant. If one of your biggest stumbling blocks to becoming a nurse legal consultant is that you don`t know enough about the U.S. justice system, this lesson will demystify the whole process. In this lesson, you will learn about the legal system and see that the law is not as complicated as you might have feared. You will also see how you can put this theoretical knowledge into practice when you begin your practice as a legal nurse consultant. In this online course, you will learn everything you need to know to become a legal nurse consultant.