The online paralegal program is designed to prepare students for a career as a paralegal, legal researcher, or legal assistant. This program provides students with a strong foundation in core areas of the law, legal terminology, and research skills. It is divided into 2 sessions, with session one covering Intro to Paralegal Profession, Introduction to Law, Contracts, and Legal Writing. Session 2 covers Intro to Paralegal Profession, Ethics, Legal Research, Legal Terminology and Civil Litigation. The student must own a computer or have access to a computer with internet access in order to take this class. An onsite orientation will be provided the first day of class.
Session 1: Aug 2016
- Intro to Paralegal Profession (421101.08) Ms. Pacheco
- Ethics (421110.08) Ms. Pacheco
- Legal Research (421120.08) Ms. Nelson
- Legal Terminology (421140.08) Ms. Nelson
- Civil Litigation (421140.08) Ms. Pacheco
Session 2: Jan 2017
- Intro to Paralegal Profession (421101.01) Ms. Pacheco
- Introduction to Law (421150.01) Ms. Nelson
- Contracts (421160.01) Ms. Nelson
- Legal Writing (421170.01) Ms. Nelson
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What will I do in this field?
The student will be able to find a career as a paralegal, legal researcher or legal assistant.
What prerequisites are required?
The student must have a High School Diploma or GED, must be computer literate, and must be 18 years of age.
What skills will student have upon completion of the program?
The student will be able to do the following: Research legal issues, communicate with attorneys and their clients, writing skills, and a general understanding of the law and the legal system.
What are some career opportunities?
After completion of the course, the student will be able to seek a career as a paralegal, legal researcher, or legal assistant.
What is the projected growth for this Job? What’s the career outlook?
Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals with strong computer, and database management skills should have the best job prospects.
How do I enroll?
To enroll in the Paralegal program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process. New classes begin every August, January, and April. Students must present a high school diploma or GED to enroll.