UNF CERTIFIED Paralegal Program - Online
The new online Certified Paralegal Program will prepare you for success in a growing career field. You’ll learn about the U.S. legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. As you prepare for your paralegal career, you will also receive soft skills training to increase workplace effectiveness. Your training will prepare you to take the Certified Paralegal certification exam through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
All materials are included in the cost of this program. Upon successfully completing, you will receive a voucher to sit for the Certified Paralegal exam.
This online career training program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers. It’s entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program.
After completing this program, you will:
- Understand the common responsibilities and duties of paralegals
- Know how the paralegal field is regulated
- Understand ethics for attorneys and paralegals
- Be familiar with how the U.S. legal system is structured and how it operates
- Be able to perform legal analyses
- Conduct legal interviews
- Understand the duties of a litigation assistant in the four stages of litigation
- Conduct legal research
- Implement guidelines and proper etiquette for legal writing
- Understand methods of formal and informal administrative advocacy
Become one of the more than 250,000 paralegals in the United States. Paralegals are involved in sophisticated legal work in traditional law office settings and in the corporate, government, and public arenas. Obtaining a quality education is the best way to prepare for the paralegal profession. This self-paced, online program concludes with a capstone project and a portfolio review. You will learn how to create a strong resume that encompasses your specialized skill set and showcases the impact you make for your next employer. You'll be paired with an instructor for one-on-one assistance, and you'll also receive free access to NALA Campus and Westlaw.
Through a special arrangement with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Campus, your tuition includes free access to the preparatory exam courses offered at NALA Campus. Regardless of whether or not you're eligible for certification or plan to take the exam, the NALA Campus preparatory courses are a value-added addition to your paralegal education.
Paralegal students receive free access to Westlaw to complete their assigned research projects. Westlaw is an online legal research service that provides fast and easy access to an extensive collection of legal resources, news, business and public records information. Access to the number-one rated online legal resource, Westlaw, will benefit you tremendously as you perform your legal research assignments during your paralegal education.
In order to enroll in this program, you must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. We also recommend that you have computer skills, including knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (especially Word and PowerPoint), and good keyboarding skills (60 words per minute or faster). Also helpful are good skills in English grammar, spelling, punctuation and composition.
Note: If you plan to pursue the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal/Certified Legal Assistant (CP/CLA) credential, you must meet one of the requirements for eligibility shown below under the heading "NALA Certification Eligibility Requirements."
Certified Paralegal Program: $2,395
Certified Paralegal Program (with exam voucher*): $2,495
*The Certified Paralegal examination is offered through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).