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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.

Paralegal Trade Schools

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TCI College of Technology
Get a quality technical education and prepare for a better job at TCI College of Technology in New York City.
Paralegal Studies, and more.
  • New York: 320 West 31st St. New York, NY 10001

Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
AS in Paralegal (Online), and more.
  • : , LA

Keiser University Campus
Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
Paralegal Studies, AA, Paralegal Studies, AA (Online Only), Legal Studies, BA (Online Only) and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
  • Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
  • Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807
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Kaplan College - KHE
Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.
Associate of Applied Science: Paralegal Studies, and more.
  • San Antonio: 6441 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238

Westwood College
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.
Paralegal (A), and more.
  • Denver: 3150 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver, CO 80227
  • Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Everest College
Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.
Bachelor - Paralegal, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal, Associate of Science - Paralegal and more.
  • Denver: 9065 Grant St. Denver, CO 80229
  • Los Angeles: 3000 S. Robertson Blvd. Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801
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Penn Foster Schools
Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.
Paralegal, and more.
  • Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
BAC-Paralegal Studies, AS - Paralegal Studies, and more.
  • Birmingham: 400 Chase Park South Suite 300 Birmingham, AL 35244
  • Austin: 6301 E. Highway 290 Austin, TX 78723
  • Pensacola: 19 W. Garden St. Pensacola, FL 32502

Miller-Motte Technical College
With Miller-Motte you can expect the focus to be on you, the student, and your career. We are committed to Changing Futures, Changing Lives, and it all starts with you. You can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and educators with industry experience preparing you for your new future.
Paralegal - Associate of Applied Science, and more.
  • North Charleston: 8085 Rivers Avenue Suite E North Charleston, SC 29418

Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate, BS in Paralegal Studies, AAS in Paralegal Studies and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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