Paralegal Degree - Online and Campus Programs

A paralegal plays an important role in a law office. They perform legal research, prepare legal documents, and facilitate communications between clients, courts, and other law offices.
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Turn your talents into a career. Nationally recognized and accredited Platt College offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Multimedia, IT Networking and Paralegal.

Locations:  Riverside, CA

Programs:
  • Paralegal Diploma

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Get the real-world training you need to build a better career at CDI College. Choose from morning, afternoon and evening classes at one of many community-based locations across Canada.

Locations:  Edmonton, AB Surrey, BC Calgary, AB More...

Programs:
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant

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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Locations:  Savannah, GA Cleveland, OH Columbia, SC More...

Programs:
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Legal Studies (BS)

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A paralegal aide should have superior:
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to research information and present findings
  • Proficiency with technology
  • Communication skills
Because paralegal assistants are often privy to sensitive information, they should uphold high ethical standards.

What to Know About Paralegal Programs and Degrees

Paralegal degree programs are offered through several venues. Many community colleges provide paralegal training through two-year associate degree programs. Professional paralegal organizations, such as the American Alliance of Paralegals, offer certification programs to working paralegals or those seeking entry to the field. Some colleges and universities even offer bachelors and master's degrees in paralegal assisting. Some paralegals are highly specialized and require additional training. A nurse paralegal, for example, is usually a licensed nurse with expertise in the medical profession and additional training in paralegal assisting. A typical course of study in paralegal assisting generally includes an introduction to different types of law, such as estate and corporate law, and classes in legal research and writing.

Paralegal Career Outlook

As of May 2008, median annual wages for paralegal technicians were $46,120. For those making more than $73,450, the top income bracket for the profession, generally worked in metropolitan areas and for large law firms.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts favorable job growth for paralegals ? 28 percent from 2008 to 2018, more than twice the national average for all occupations.