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Become a Certified Advocate Today

Have you had trouble with being marginalized by the system?

Help others and become a certified advocate today!

Are you a:

  • Attorney / Paralegal

  • Caregiver / Therapist

  • Social Worker

  • Parental Health Professional

  • Legal Professional

  • Human Resource Professional

Advocate holding the hands of the client

Are you:

  • Troubled by the language of the courts?

  • Feeling isolated and misguided?

  • Emotionally challenged?

  • Unprepared and unheard?

  • Frustrated with the legal system?

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Become a Certified Advocate


Learn your rights and Become a Certified Advocate

Help others navigate the system and help them to learn what rights they have!

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I was ambushed.

I was not ready for the opposition to bully me.

I was not prepared for the opposition lawyer’s power games using verbal, attitudinal, and visual attacks.

Ethical obligations and psychological and physiological realities of persons with disabilities when under stress are emphasized. Participants learn recommendations for legal and social improvements needed to be in compliance with laws regarding civil rights, disability rights, and social responsibilities.

Required Textbook:  Unlocking Justice Book

REGISTER BEFORE December 31, 2017 and receive your free textbook! value $60.00 (includes shipping)

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Dr. Karin Huffer, Marriage and Family Therapist and Adjunct Professor of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Karin Huffer is best known for coining the term legal abuse syndrome emanating from her observations in private practice in marriage and family therapy over a 40-year period.She observed through the years that patients involved in the legal system (litigation in particular) suffered from a traumatic stress preventing them from benefiting from therapy. Symptoms would allay for a short time and then recycle relating to their experiences in court.

“ADA Advocates help to make our adversarial judicial system more fair for those (over 75% of us) who become trapped in courts that more often than not listen only to the overly aggressive and corrupt lawyers who want to steal our homes, children, and liberties and don’t give the unrepresented litigant the time of day.” –Scott E. Stafne, Attorney

 


All Online All Inclusive Class

This certification from John Jay College of Criminal Justice certifies you to become an ADA Advocate.  Real cases, new ADA regulations, empower you with the tools needed for a fair day in court.  Devote your time to this eye opening experience.

Become a certified ADA advocate and learn how to advocate for litigants with invisible disabilities. This course is ideal for social workers, counselors, healthcare practitioners, attorneys, and any other profession that interacts with persons with disabilities. Participants will become skilled at ethically advocating for persons with impairments using combined medical/legal/coaching skills.

Ethical obligations and psychological and physiological realities of persons with disabilities when under stress are emphasized. Participants learn recommendations for legal and social improvements needed to be in compliance with laws regarding civil rights, disability rights, and social responsibilities.

 

Register Today

 

Unlocking Justice BookProfessor:  Dr. Karin Huffer, MFT
Class platform: Online using Blackboard Learn

Required Textbook:  Unlocking Justice Book

REGISTER BEFORE December 31, 2017 and receive your free textbook! value $60.00 (includes shipping)

Certification cost: $995.00

Duration: 18 hours total, 12 weeks to complete

Registration Period:  Today thru February 10, 2018

Class Begins:  February 5, 2018
Class Ends:  May 1, 2018

 

 

Register Today


Your class advocate George will be standing by for further questions or concerns at 719-426-9711.


For further information about the course

Hardware requirements

  • A relatively new computer, laptop, or mobile device with the ability to record audio and video (PC, Android or Macintosh, less than three years old).
  • High speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN, etc.)

Software requirements

  • A Blackboard account (provided)
  • A College computer account (provided)
  • Productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Apple iWork)
  • A Web browser compatible with the Blackboard system (e.g., Internet ExplorerFirefox (most compatible with Blackboard)
  • Relevant plug-ins (e.g., Flash player RealPlayerQuickTime Player)

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