How it Works:

You Teach a Course and then Earn Money Each Time It's Sold.

It's pretty much that simple. You develop and record an online course (as long or as short as you like) for our website, and then we pay you each time someone buys it (based on a price you set). A buyer could be another lawyer looking to learn how to handle a new matter, or a consumer working pro se. We provide you online resources and direction depending on your comfort level and expertise. You can plan, record, edit, and upload your course using our self-guided option all by yourself, or we can help with the technical side of things (and even help you plan some content). For attorneys who want us to handle everything, we have a concierge option too.

Teaching a Course Here Benefits Your Law Practice

Beyond the income you earn from teaching a course here, developing a course offers a number of benefits for your law practice.

  • Develops an additional source of revenue for you, with minimal time commitment.

  • Expands the public's recognition of you as an expert, drawing new clients into your practice.

  • Provides you a direct sales tool to convert more clients, breaking through the noise of online ads.

  • Gives you a platform to coach other attorneys, plus offer monthly paid subscriptions for legal updates.

  • Allows you to request CLE approval, helping you and other attorneys in need of CLE hours.

Plus Help Educate the Public

eLearning.Law is a growing platform where attorneys can showcase their knowledge and expertise in the law for the benefit of others.   The students who use our website are other lawyers who want to learn a new area (or reinforce their knowledge) of the law.  Our subscribers are also end consumers who want to learn about an area of law, especially if they have a particular legal issue they need to solve.  Your participation as an instructor here helps improve the public's knowledge of the law, plus it offers you and your law practice multiple benefits.

Common Questions

  • If I teach what I know, will people still hire me?

    Yes! Not everyone can afford you, or is in a jurisdiction that you can help them. You also might not want to assist them, or not have the time to do so. Selling a course allows you to monetize business that would otherwise go out the door. For people who are going to hire you, having a course builds your credibility and makes the sale easier.

  • Will I have enough time to teach a course?

    Invest a little time now for payoffs well into the future. A course can also "prep" a client on one subject or another, saving you time during meetings. For example, teach a deposition course once and provide a link to your clients to watch it for free. Teaching a course saves you enormous amounts of time in the long run.

  • How do I make my course absolutely perfect?

    You don't make your course perfect. Your view of perfect is a whole lot different than someone new to your subject. If they can learn 80% of the topic, then they have a good idea of how it works and can use it as a jumping-off point to fill in all the other details on their own (or by subscribing to your monthly updates $$$). Your course is here to help people, not to information dump absolutely everything you know, so don't work towards perfect!

  • I'm not good with technology; can I still teach a course?

    Absolutely! We have an assisted plan where we can walk you through the entire course development process, plus give you the technological support you need in order to record your courses. We can handle editing according to your directions, too! With our concierge plan, we can even send a videographer to your office and make your course development seamless and easy!

  • Do I get paid to teach a course?

    You get 100% (after MC/Visa's fee) of the proceeds from the sale of your course that you sell, plus you can earn commissions from the customers and attorneys you refer, available though custom links we will provide you. The setup and maintenance of the course itself has a cost associated with it to cover our associated costs. Click through the link below to see the commission splits.

  • Who updates the law as it evolves?

    You are free to update your course with legal updates as they occur. We do not monitor or amend your lessons.

  • Is teaching a class that consumers can view engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in a jurisdiction that I am not licensed?

    No. “The ‘practice of law’ is the application of legal principles and judgment with regard to the circumstances or objectives of a person that require the knowledge and skill of a person trained in the law.” The presentation of an online course that is recorded and viewable to anyone is not applying legal principles or judgment regarding any particular person’s individual circumstances. See also, Further, lest we forget that the First Amendment protects the write to publish and speak. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791.

  • Can I get/offer CLE credit for this course?

    Yes, if your state bar association allows it. You'll need to touch base with them to determine the requirements necessary to provide other lawyers CLE credit for your course. Barring any unusual technical requirements, it may be possible to offer and market your product as CLE compliant in your state.

  • What can I cover in my course?

    Anything you feel is relevant! We provide you a blueprint for planning and developing your course. If you are experienced in a particular area of law, then there are likely other people who want to know or learn about it. Students can search for state or topic, so you do not need to be focused on just offering nationwide material. State-specific is good too!

  • How long should be course be?

    We are looking for a mix of lengths, so no need to think in terms of length. Instead, think in terms of what you want your students to know at the end of your lessons. You may find that you can give them the necessary information in 90 minutes. Or, you might find that you need 20 hours. The choice is yours to make.

  • How will my course be priced?

    You get to price your own course. We offer some helpful suggestions in our setup lessons, but the choice is ultimately yours to make.

  • Can I include downloads or templates?

    YES! In fact, downloadable templates are incredibly popular and sometimes people believe they alone justify the cost of a course. You should include plenty of templates and then make sure you reference those when describing your course.

  • Am I allowed to market my course in my own marketing efforts and on my own website?

    Yes! Indicting you have developed a course reinforces the concept that you are an expert in this area of law. You should be marketing your course far and wide. Just make sure that any link you use to send people to your course is your custom referral link, so you get commission credit.

Our Story

Ohio Attorney Troy Doucet began preparing an online course to teach attorneys how to defend foreclosure. After nearly twenty years in the real estate space (10 litigating foreclosure cases for homeowners), he wanted to share his knowledge with others.  He started building his foreclosure course to teach attorneys his area of law, but then realized his lessons could also benefit homeowners directly.  This website was born form that development process.  eLearning.Law now welcome lawyers from all areas of expertise to share their knowledge with other lawyers and consumers who want to understand the law. Licensed (or retired) lawyers are welcome to build a course here.