I am a financial advisor and have numerous clients who have estate planning needs. I have no desire to be a licensed attorney, but I'd like to have the knowledge to inform them of the options available to them, e.g. trusts, etc.Would an online degree from one of the more reputable schools be a good means by which to accomplish this?Of course, I'd like to be able to say that I have earned a JD, but I'm more interested in the knowledge than anything.
Regardless of what degrees you have, one can't be advising clients of their legal rights without being a lawyer. It simply isn't ethical and a financial planner sure as hell shouldn't be writing a will or trust or anything like that.
you'd think that the ones that are nationally accredited by DETC which is reconised by the US dept of education would have to meet some standards.