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Institute for Paralegal Education

The Institute for Paralegal Education (IPE) has provided continuing education courses and career resources for legal assistants, paralegals, and legal technicians for 20 years. We believe that paralegals deserve continuing legal education specifically designed for them. We are dedicated to creating courses that will build their skills, give them every advantage in their firm and propel them forward in their career.

IPE offers practical training in numerous areas of law as well as general case management, trial preparation and ethics. We hold in-person seminars across the U.S. to foster hands-on training, networking opportunities and face-to-face interaction with our faculty. We also offer distance learning options, including webcasts, webinars, on-demand recorded courses and shippable bookstore products to offer flexibility in the busy schedule of today’s paralegal.

Our courses are accredited to fulfill paralegal association, state and local continuing education requirements.

Based in Altoona, Wisconsin, with our parent company National Business Institute (NBI), we embody the strong values and customer service associated with the Midwest while serving you with up-to-date, practical courses. We welcome your questions – please call us at 1-800-793-5274.

IPE is a division of NBI, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.

Affiliations include:

National Business Institute - NBI

What We Offer

Live Seminars

We hold live, in-person seminars in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with local presenters who know the current issues you're facing. Seminars are typically lecture-format in a classroom setting with opportunities for questions throughout the program.

Live Video Webcasts

Video webcasts are courses you attend online. Sitting at your computer, you can see and hear faculty as they present each topic just like being at the program in person. Your course book is delivered to you electronically as a downloadable PDF. Each webcast includes a Q&A session at the end.

Live Audio Webinars

Audio webinars are courses that you see a slide presentation online and choose to listen to the presenter either via your computer or the phone. When you log in on the day of the course, you choose. Each webinar includes a PDF course book and a Q&A session at the end.

OnDemand Courses

OnDemand courses are recorded programs streamed over the internet. You can play, pause, exit and restart your program as many times as you need. Courses are available instantly after purchase and can be accessed for up to 6 months. IPE offers streaming audio courses and streaming video courses. A course book comes with each course and is available for download from your account. IPE OnDemand courses vary in length from 1 hour to over 6 hours.

Downloadable Courses

Downloadable Courses are recorded audio and video programs in a downloadable file (MP3 format for audio or MP4 format for video). You can download them to your computer, tablet, phone or MP3 player and listen to them on the go. A course book comes with each course and is also available for download from your account. IPE Downloadable Courses vary in length from 1 to 6 hours.

PDF Downloads

PDF Downloads are downloadable, electronic versions of our course books.

Audio CDs

Audio CDs are audio recordings of seminars or teleconferences shipped to you on a CD. A course book is shipped with the CD (available as a printed manual or CD-ROM).

Video DVDs

Video DVDs are recordings of video webcasts shipped to you on a DVD. A course book is shipped with the DVD (as a CD-ROM).

Course Books

Course books are CD-ROMs or printed, perfect-bound manuals shipped to you by mail.

Custom Training

IPE also offers customized training solutions for in-house education needs and other special requests. Learn more about custom training