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Paralegal Certificate Course©
About This Course

The Paralegal Certificate Course© is the cornerstone of The Center for Legal Studies programs. Paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase 28% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the national average for all occupations.

The national median earnings for paralegals is currently $44,480.00/Year and freelance paralegal professionals average significantly more across the board.

The Paralegal Certificate Course© is available in a variety of formats to suit your schedule and is offered through colleges and universities nationwide. Successful graduates will receive a professional certificate from the college or university of their choice.* Please check the course schedule to find a school near you.

California paralegals may need to complete Advanced Paralegal coursework to meet the requirements of California Business and Professional Code §6450. Please click here for more information.

*Students taking the course through Ramapo College of New Jersey will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from The Center for Legal Studies.

Course Schedule

This course may be available for college credit and may be used to earn an A.A. or B.S.B.A. Degree with an emphasis in Legal Studies.

Please call 1-800-522-7737 or email info@legalstudies.com for more information.

The Paralegal Certificate Course is offered in the following formats:

Live Lecture Format

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers.

Online Format

The Center for Legal Studies features in an Online format the same Paralegal Certificate Course© that has been offered live since 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation. This format is available to students via any computer with internet access and at any time of day or night during our online sessions.

DVD Format

The Center for Legal Studies features in a DVD format the same Paralegal Certificate Course© that has been offered live since 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation. Through your DVD player or computer this course is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to take the course in other formats.

Text-Only Format

The Center for Legal Studies features in a text-only format the same Paralegal Certificate Course© that has been offered live since 1980 at colleges and universities throughout the nation. This course is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to take the course in other formats. The Text-only format is a printed version of the online course and requires only the printed lesson material that we send you and your textbooks.

Course Books

Required textbooks for the Live and Online formats are:

NOTE: WESTLAW® online legal research access is required for the Live and Online formats for the Paralegal Certificate Course©.
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Highly Recommended Legal Resources:

 

Required textbooks for the Text-only format are:

Highly Recommended Legal Resources:

 

Required textbooks for the DVD format are:

Highly Recommended Legal Resources:

Legal Research Requirement

WESTLAW® online legal research access is required for CLS students taking the Paralegal Certificate Course© in the following formats:

Contact Us

You can also register for courses or purchase course materials by contacting us.

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