Please Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
This program is perfect for...
- Individuals without a bachelor's degree wanting to become paralegals
- Prospective paralegals who want training in substantive and procedural law
- Pre-law students looking for early exposure to core areas of law taught in the first year of law school
What you can learn.
- An overview of the paralegal profession as well as the responsibilities and opportunities for paralegals in various practice areas
- Governing principles of law in the areas of contracts, torts, criminal law, real property, business organizations, and securities law
- Stages of civil procedure, from pleadings and discovery through preparing for and presenting evidence at trial
- How to conduct legal research, analysis, draft legal documents and utilize legal technology
Application Required Prior to Enrolling
Candidates must apply and be accepted before enrolling in the program.
Spring Applications Due March 19.
Questions? Attend our upcoming free information session on March 2 in Downtown LA.
What our certificates have done for our students.
feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers
1 out of 4
received a salary increase after starting a certificate program
switched careers after completing a certificate program
recommend a certificate program to others
Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
Estimated Cost Breakdown
All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.
Application & Candidacy Fee
Estimated Program Tuition
Estimated program textbook/materials
*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.
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