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Learn the Basics of a Paralegal Certificate Program

Posted by Katie Fridsma

Jul 26, 2013 2:42:00 PM

Paralegals can take several different paths to enter the legal profession.  These typically involve different levels of education, on-the-job-training, and certifications.  Where paralegals work and what specific tasks they perform, however, depends on the kind of skills, experience, and education they have.

At Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS) our staff, faculty, students, and graduates understand the importance of obtaining a quality, hands-on paralegal education.  As a result, there are many employers who are very happy that they hired CALS graduates.  Our goal is to prepare students to be ethical, efficient, and effective paralegals.

We train students to be able to work and excel in the legal or commercial environment, in the private or public sector.  Our graduates are equipped to work for law firms, businesses, government, and non-profit organizations.  Our students learn to perform practical legal work that they would perform on the job for their supervising attorneys.  And with the needs of the legal community in mind, students experience situations that help teach them to adapt to the ever-changing role of paralegals. Paralegal students hard at work.  Paralegal day classes.

At CALS, we offer comprehensive and practical paralegal training programs to those who want to enter the legal profession.  Our programs are designed to provide students an exceptional paralegal education and career services to help graduates quickly enter the job market.

One of our paralegal programs is the Paralegal Certificate Program, which includes the following features:


The paralegal certificate program is designed for students who have already earned their bachelor’s degree.  It provides a quality paralegal education in the most demanding and employable areas of the law.  This is a short but comprehensive program allowing increased opportunity for employment to those who have an interest in the law, know they want a legal career, and might even be considering law school.  The paralegal certificate program is designed for those who are serious about a legal career and desire a more thorough preparation than a continuing education program at a university can provide.


CALS’ paralegal certificate program, offered through traditional day classes or online classes, offers the following core legal courses: Introduction to Law and Ethics, Interviewing and Investigation, Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Computers and the Law, Corporate and Business Law, Family Law, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property.

If you would like to learn more about the various paralegal programs available, check out Center for Advanced Legal Studies website at www.paralegal.edu.  You can also connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paralegal.edu  and/or Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParalegalPeople.  For inquiries, contact us toll free at (800) 446-6931 or (713) 529-2778.

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