PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

In 2015, over 21,000 paralegals were employed in the state of New York—and that number is only poised to rise. “Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 8 percent between 2014 and 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.” – Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014, U.S. Department of Labor

Supply the burgeoning demand for this job function by enrolling in Pace University’s Paralegal Certificate Program, which provides you with the fundamental education required to begin or advance a successful career in the legal field.

The Pace Advantage

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  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Certified & Credentialed Instructors
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Online and On-CAmpus Course
  • Introductory & Advanced Training

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This nationally acclaimed program was designed by paralegals for paralegals, with input from judges and attorneys across the country. We put particular emphasis on equipping students with real-world skill sets most sought after by law firms and legal divisions of the modern world.

By obtaining a Paralegal Certificate with Pace University, you will prove your knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and employers all seeking a competitive edge in today’s global economy. The exciting courses that make up our Paralegal Certificate Program will supply you with comprehensive, hands-on skills to jumpstart your career in the legal industry.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Legal process
  • Court structure
  • Interviewing and investigation
  • Document preparation
  • Correspondence
  • Legal writing and analysis
  • Research skills
  • Use of LexisNexis and Westlaw
  • Substantive topics of laws, torts, contracts, civil procedures, and family law

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

Legal staff looking to advance their careers and qualify for lawful designation as a paralegal
Career changers seeking a field with strong growth potential
Individuals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the legal process
Individuals considering law school and looking for an introduction to the field

CHOOSE YOUR LEARNING STYLE

In-person: Takes place in the classroom at Pace University. In-class lectures are supplemented with interactive study support on Paralegalspace, an online learning platform.

Online: Takes place exclusively online. Our methodology includes screencasts (recorded lectures) and interactive questions, and is supplemented with the most dynamic study support tools available in any paralegal certification program nationwide.