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Paralegal Trade Schools

What do Paralegals Do?
Paralegals provide a vital support service to attorneys. By taking on crucial administrative duties such as fact investigation, letter-writing and legal research, paralegals allow their employers the freedom to focus directly on their cases and clients. Paralegals may accompany attorneys to court, providing evidence, documents and reports on request. They may also do fact-checking or take minutes.

There are specialized paralegal fields that may appeal to those interested in industries besides law. For example, nurse paralegals can combine knowledge and experience in medicine with a career in law. They often work at medical-legal practices where attorneys specialize in personal injury claims or health insurance investigations. Nurse paralegals will usually have a nursing qualification before attending paralegal vocational school. Paralegal programs offered by various trade schools can differ, though they generally offer the same core curriculum.

How to Become a Paralegal?
Most vocational schools offer a certificate, a two-year associate's degree or a four-year bachelor's degree in paralegal studies. Certificates take only a few months but often need to be combined with a relevant bachelor's degree. Though vocational schools don't have to be accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that graduates of accredited programs enjoy improved employment opportunities and faster job growth. Membership and certification by various voluntary societies is also not required, but again, employment opportunities may be enhanced by these additional credentials:

  • the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) designation
  • the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam
  • the Registered Paralegal (RP) designation

Wages generally depend on your education and your employer. Though technical school education cannot guarantee job security and earnings, According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of May 2011 mean annual wages of paralegal was $49,960.

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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Paralegal Studies (AS), Legal Studies (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

Glen Allen: 2200 Old Brick Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

West Palm Beach: University Centre, 9801 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Virginia Beach: 301 Bendix Road, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

High Point: 3975 Premier Center Drive High Point, NC 27265

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

Tampa: 4401 North Himes Ave., Suite 175 Tampa, FL 33614

Austin: 7700 W Parmer Ln, Building A, Suite A100 Austin, TX 78729

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Programs : Paralegal (A), and more..

Campus Locations :

Denver: 7350 North Broadway Denver, CO 80221

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Programs : Paralegal Studies, AA (Online Only), Legal Studies, BA (Online), and more..

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Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : AS - Paralegal, AS - Paralegal Studies, and more..

Campus Locations :

Austin: 6330 Hwy 290 E Austin, TX 78723

Newburgh: 10999 Stahl Road Newburgh, IN 47630

Baton Rouge: 14141 Airline Highway, Bldg 3 - Suite K Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Columbus: 4717 Hilton Corporate Drive Columbus, OH 43232

Myrtle Beach: 9654 N. Kings Highway, Ste 101 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Richardson: 2101 Waterview Parkway Richardson, TX 75080

Madison: 382 Galleria Parkway, Suite 100 Madison, MS 39110

San Antonio: 5700 Northwest Parkway San Antonio, TX 78249

Wichita: One Brittany Place, Suite 100 - 2024 N. Woodlawn Wichita, KS 67208

Waco: 3700 S. Jack Kultgen Expy., Suite 100 Waco, TX 76706

Johnson City: 4721 Lake Park Drive, Suite 100 Johnson City, TN 37615

DeSoto: 921 West Belt Line Road, Suite 181 DeSoto, TX 75115

Greenfield: 6300 W. Layton Avenue Greenfield, WI 53220

Atlanta: Two Crown Center 1745 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30349

Houston: 15621 Blue Ash Drive Houston, TX 77090

Duluth: 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097

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Indianapolis: 9511 Angola Court Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : CERT: Paralegal Studies, and more..

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Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

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Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309

Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

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West Palm Beach: 2085 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

Daytona Beach: 1800 Business Park Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807

Fort Myers: 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33905

Pembroke Pines: 1640 SW 145 Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Miami: 2101 NW 117th Avenue Miami, FL 33172

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Programs : Legal Assistant/Paralegal, and more..

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  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

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Oklahoma City: 4621 N.W. 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Get hands-on training with Vista College.

Programs : Paralegal, and more..

Campus Locations :

Amarillo: Bank of America Building 701 S. Taylor St., Suite B-190 Amarillo, TX 79101

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