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Online sessions begin August 19, 2024. ENROLL NOW! Call 1-800-522-7737, email [email protected] or click here to contact us.

If you’re looking for a dynamic and sustainable career in a growing market, you’ve come to the right place. The need for paralegals is strong, so it’s a great time to invest in your future. When you train to be a skilled paralegal with CLS by BARBRI, you learn from the leading continuing legal education company in the country, but there’s a lot more to it than that.

Whether you see paralegal training as a way to transition into the legal field, build on your existing experience or serve as a stepping-stone to law school, opportunities are prevalent across businesses and industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment of paralegals to grow 14% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all other occupations. One reason: competition among law practices is on the rise.

To economize their client services, legal teams are hiring more paralegals to perform duties that were once assigned to junior attorneys. As the profession continues to adopt new technology to gain efficiencies, there are increasing opportunities for paralegals to build new technical skills to apply in the workplace. Law offices, corporations, insurance companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, courts, and consulting firms are a few of the entities that employ paralegals — and for more than administrative responsibilities.

“Today’s paralegals are valued members of the legal community who are routinely called upon to perform complex, substantive legal work alongside attorneys and other staff,” says Justin Hummel, Vice President of Marketing for BARBRI Legal & Professional Education. “Earning a paralegal certificate through the CLS by BARBRI Paralegal Certificate Course© demonstrates a familiarity with the real-world demands of the profession across industries and businesses.”

Wondering if a certificate course is right for you? Consider the research that shows employer perceptions of degrees and non-credit credentials are changing. According to a 2023 Hanover Research report, employers are increasingly shifting toward skill- and competency-based hiring in professions such as paralegal and are de-prioritizing degree requirements.

“The new findings from Hanover Research really inspired us to create our Paralegal Studies Career Guide as a conduit for paralegal professionals to get the resources they need to evolve and keep pace with changes in the legal field,” Hummel adds.

Take the next step

Are you ready to learn more about the career trajectory for paralegals and how to soar with the Paralegal Certificate Course© from CLS by BARBRI? Download the Paralegal Studies Career Guide to power your dynamic career in legal.