course Legal – Paralegal

Paralegal Studies
Career Diploma

Earning your Career Certificate in Paralegal Studies provides excellent preparation for a professional legal career. Your paralegal diploma will show attorneys that you have the specialized skills that many require – because attorneys specialize, too. Our paralegal course is designed for on-the-job success.

Entry into the paralegal field is open to a wide range of individuals with diverse educational
backgrounds and previous work experiences.

This program is suitable for students who are looking to complete their training and enter the job market as quickly as possible, and for students who already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in another subject.

The amount of time required to complete the certificate program varies with student course load.

What’s in the course

Our program will fully prepare the student for a professional career as a paralegal and will include:

  • Torts & Personal Injury
  • Contracts
  • Legal Research, Writing & Civil Litigation
  • Professional Responsibility & Legal Ethics
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Laws of Evidence
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Debtors and Creditors
  • Drafting Contracts and Contract Provisions
  • Legal Document Preparation
  • Trusts

Prerequisite: High school diploma
Study Method: On-line study
Program Length: As few as 6 Months

$ 895
Payment Options Are Available

Typical Tasks
Specific tasks typically required of a paralegal will include interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing  documents, case law research and preparation and legal support services.

Potential Positions
Paralegals work for law firms, law departments within governmental agencies, debt collection firms and in large corporations and real estate firms, banks and other lending institutions.

Employment Outlook
Paralegals play a vital role in the legal profession and as such, the employment viability for this career is strong. Virtually all job openings will stem from permanent position openings while some may stem from those who go to different occupations or leave the labor force. Within one year after graduation, the estimated employment rate for this program is 95%. The typical graduate starting wage is $32,000 with a wage potential of $52,000.