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Certificate Programs in Paralegal Studies

A certificate is an excellent accompaniment to another degree, or a way to enhance professional experience. Earned from a college or university after the completion of a set series of courses, a certificate proves competency in a subject or topic. What is a certificate in paralegal studies? Students will learn the basic skills needed to act as a paralegal, including proofreading legal documen… Read more

A certificate is an excellent accompaniment to another degree, or a way to enhance professional experience. Earned from a college or university after the completion of a set series of courses, a certificate proves competency in a subject or topic.

What is a certificate in paralegal studies? Students will learn the basic skills needed to act as a paralegal, including proofreading legal documents, managing records systems and taking legal notes, minutes and dictation. Students will study these skills in courses like legal terminology, corporate law and business writing. As these programs provides a specialized focus of study, students may focus on specific elements of paralegal studies while obtaining their certificate.

A certificate in paralegal studies has the benefit of preparing students for a career in law as a paralegal. The skills and knowledge learned can be directly applied in a professional setting.

The cost of a certificate in paralegal studies will depend on the location of the institution it is earned from and the type of school that is issuing the certificate. While many prestigious schools offer certificate programs, they also may have a steep price tag. Contact the college or university you are interested in for more information about the cost.

Students who earn a certificate in paralegal studies will be better prepared for a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. This certificate may be one part of the education requirements for these careers. Potential positions can be found in private law firms, corporate firms, government offices or nonprofit law organizations. Students may choose to specialize in contract law, criminal law, corporate law, family law or property law. These specializations may determine what kind of legal organization a student may pursue a career in.

Many universities offer certificates in paralegal studies. If you are interested in beginning a career in law, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) accredits this program. Upon completion, you will be eligible to write the mandatory LSUC licensing examination that is required to prac ... +

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) accredits this program. Upon completion, you will be eligible to write the mandatory LSUC licensing examination that is required to practice as a paralegal in Ontario. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
Irvine, USA +1 More

Over 40 YearsObtaining a paralegal certificate from top-tier University of California, Irvine, reflects your commitment to educational excellence and appreciation for academic ... +

Over 40 YearsObtaining a paralegal certificate from top-tier University of California, Irvine, reflects your commitment to educational excellence and appreciation for academic challenge. Our American Bar Association-approved program gives you knowledge, career preparation, and a prestigious certificate that will differentiate you in the job market. -
Certificate
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Brighton College
USA Online, USA

The Paralegal Institute offers an opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of a position in the Paralegal field by offering a Paralegal Certificate progra ... +

The Paralegal Institute offers an opportunity for you to add a competitive edge to your pursuit of a position in the Paralegal field by offering a Paralegal Certificate program. We also offer Paralegal Continuing Education programs that can help you keep that competitive edge as you pursue advanced career opportunities. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
American National University
Roanoke, USA

Paralegals play a crucial role in the practice of the legal profession. While lawyers are ultimately responsible for legal work, paralegals provide many key tasks in the prepa ... +

Paralegals play a crucial role in the practice of the legal profession. While lawyers are ultimately responsible for legal work, paralegals provide many key tasks in the preparation of cases and documents. -
Certificate
Full-time
30 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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