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Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Kaplan University

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Description

Throughout the course of this online Pathway to Paralegal Post-baccalaureate Certificate program, students with a bachelor's degree will work to develop the foundation of knowledge that is needed for succeeding as a certified legal assistant.

Throughout the course of this paralegal certification program, students will work with a number of experts as they learn to communicate in a legal environment, conduct legal research, and evaluate legal sources, as well as to apply concepts to relevant legal arguments and examine ethics in legal environments.

As a student in this interactive Web-based paralegal program, students will have an opportunity to:

  • Explore current trends, regulations, and ethical considerations associated with the legal profession
  • Develop practical skills for organizing and managing a law office, conducting legal research, and evaluating legal sources
  • Gain an understanding of the civil law process, rights, and procedures within the U.S. court systems

By acquiring a well-rounded knowledge of the law and legal processes, students will increase their marketability when competing for jobs in a variety of career fields, and will be able to aid large and small businesses in reducing costs by hiring legal specialists to handle routine tasks once performed by lawyers.

Individuals who complete this paralegal certification program will have the knowledge needed for seeking employment as a paralegal or legal assistant in private law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, real estate and title insurance firms, banks, and government agencies.

Paralegals are often hired to manage legal requirements for services in areas such as intellectual property, health care, international law, elder issues, criminal law, and environmental law. When you are ready to further your education, credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be transferred to other Kaplan University degree programs.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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