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Paralegal Certificate

Pursue Justice in the Legal Field

Approved by the American Bar Association, the Paralegal Certificate curriculum provides you with the practical skills, knowledge, and values necessary to become an effective member of a legal team. This certificate prepares you to perform research, drafting, investigatory, record-keeping, and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney or court.

Experienced faculty, comprised of practicing attorneys and legal professionals, will guide you in your coursework, including instruction in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and legal specializations. As a student, you will be supported by an extensive virtual law library, access to LexisNexis, and access to other law databases commonly used in the legal services industry.

The Paralegal Certificate includes 11 ABA-approved courses that can be applied to NCU’s BA in Legal Studies program. Once the certificate is completed, you will be prepared to practice as a paralegal. Additionally, you will earn a legal technology certification credential as part of the program.

To gain specialized knowledge and skills in legal technology, you can choose to add the Advanced Legal Technology specialization as part of your program. Contact an advisor today to learn more about this specialization option.


Total Credit Hours: 25 Credit Hours
Courses: 11 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 12 Months
Next Start Date: January 11, 2021