Paralegal Certificate Program


Fall 2014 Course Schedule Coming Soon!


Make the most of your professional opportunities with Pace University's Paralegal Certificate Program!  This nationally acclaimed program was designed by paralegals for paralegals, with input from judges and attorneys across the country.  This hands-on program distinguishes itself by its focus on real world skill sets most in demand by law firms and legal divisions.  It is designed with the working student in mind and provides the education you need to begin a successful paralegal career or advance an existing career in the legal field.

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"Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020" (Department of Labor Statistics)

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Course Description

Pace University's Paralegal Certificate Program course curriculum is comprehensive.  When students finish our program, they are ready to go to work.  Our curriculum covers topics rarely covered in other paralegal programs and doesn't waste time on filler. The skill-based format of Pace University's Paralegal Certificate Program provides students with practical training in preparation for the workplace.

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Each student will finish the program with a client file filled with documents about his or her case --- all drafted during the program. This client file serves as a portfolio for interviews and provides students with an end product that represents the marketable skills that they have acquired throughout the program.  The classroom programs and the online program share the same curriculum.


Program Benefits

  • Intensive curriculum that can be completed in five months
  • Offered by an university renowned for educational excellence
  • Students are provided with access to and training in the larger online research providers: Westlaw and LexisNexis
  • Curriculum designed to provide students with 'real world' assignments applicable to the paralegal profession
  • Study support is provided, which includes lecture notes, mock exams, templates and forms, on-line citations assistance, on-line course rules, textbook summary and quizzes, chat rooms for instructor and students, and practice exercise questions 
  • Development of critical research skill through online research systems

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Who Should Enroll in this Program?

  • Legal staff who wish to advance their careers and qualify for lawful designation as a paralegal
  • Career changers looking for a professional career with strong growth potential
  • Individuals who want to gain a clearer understanding of the legal process
  • Individuals considering law school and seeking an introduction to the field to gain a competitive advantage




Program Topics include:

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

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Questions?  Please contact us at (914) 773-3714 or ContinuingEd@pace.edu