Paralegal Certificate in Advanced Legal Technology

Advanced Legal Technology Specialization

The Paralegal Certificate with a specialization in Advanced Legal Technology is designed to support the growing need for paralegals and legal professionals to fill the technology gap in the legal field. Students and legal professionals who complete this specialization will immediately contribute to employers with regard to legal technology use. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to suggest appropriate software for billing, word processing, discovery document processing, e-discovery case management, document organization, and case management, as well as use various software programs to make common tasks in a legal environment more efficient and cost effective.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PLC 28 12 12-24 months
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

100% Online Coursework
NCU was built for online education, giving you the flexibility to complete your certificate 100% online.

100% Practitioner Faculty
Law programs are taught by experienced professors who are practicing attorneys and legal professionals

Small Class Sizes
Small cohorts allow for more quality interactions and individual attention from faculty.

Paralegal Certificate with a Specialization in Advanced Legal Technology Learning Outcomes
  • Conduct legal research using appropriate sources and databases
  • Apply legal analysis to predict outcomes to specific factual situations
  • Articulate legal analysis through written and oral communications
  • Use software applications commonly utilized in a legal environment
  • Draft legal documents
  • Describe the ethical obligations and limitations of legal professionals in specific factual situations
Paralegals cannot provide legal advice except as directed by an attorney nor can they establish a client/business relationship or represent a client. Curriculum complies with California Business and Professions Code Sections 6450-6456 requiring paralegals to be educated at an accredited institution offering a minimum of 36 quarter units of legal specialty coursework.