Paralegal Studies Certificate

Why Earn a Paralegal Studies Certificate?

If you have a passion for law, earning a certificate in paralegal studies can open the door to unlimited career opportunities. The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the paralegal profession as a faster-than-average growth field through 2026.

Paralegals work in law firms, insurance companies, banks, health care organizations, government agencies, corporate legal departments and the court system. Paralegals work directly under the supervision and direction of an attorney and may not give legal advice or otherwise engage in the practice of law.


  • A practical foundation in paralegal studies to educate students in the substantive areas of the law.
  • A strong ethical base to guide paralegals in their duties and responsibilities.
  • The ability to develop proficiency in both oral and written communication.
  • Marketable skills to assist students to enter into or advance in law firms, legal departments, the public sector or other positions where knowledge of the law is essential


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