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Center for Advanced Legal Studies Paralegal Education and Training
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Paralegal Certificate

Earn Your Paralegal Certificate in 32 Weeks!

Our online Paralegal Certificate Program is designed to precisely meet the educational requirements of the State of California. Specifically, California Business and Professions Code Section 6450-6456 states an appropriate educational requirement to be:

"A certificate of completion of a paralegal program at, or a degree from, a postsecondary institution that requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester, or equivalent, units in law-related courses and that has been accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization"

Students attend live online classes two evenings per week, and complete the remainder of their activities online when convenient for them.

Center for Advanced Legal Studies is a nationally accredited college and has specialized exclusively in paralegal education and training since 1987.

CALS Paralegal Programs


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Paralegal Certificate: 24 Semester Hours

Core Courses: 18 Semester Hours

    • Introduction to Law and Ethics
    • Interviewing and Investigation
    • Legal Research and Writing
    • Corporate and Business Law
    • Civil Procedure
    • Computers and the Law

Elective Courses: [Choose 2] 6 Semester Hours

    • Personal Injury
    • Family Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • Real Estate

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