Program Overview

This nationally recognized certificate program encompasses major legal subjects with an emphasis on the practical applications of the material covered. The program provides relevant coursework for students considering a paralegal career, for practicing paralegals who wish to expand their knowledge and career prospects in this highly competitive field, and those students looking for an introduction to the legal profession.

All candidates completing the program are awarded a certificate that bears the gold seal of the University of California and is signed by the Dean of UCLA Extension.

Paralegals are in High Demand!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for paralegals is projected to be among the 10 fastest growing occupations, with an expected growth rate of 18% during the 2010-2020 decade [http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Legal/Paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm]. As the demand for qualified paralegals grows, keen competition will continue for these well-paying jobs. Paralegals with extensive educational training and a paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association-approved school are expected to have the best opportunities.