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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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Get a quality technical education and prepare for a better job at TCI College of Technology in New York City.

Programs : Paralegal Studies, and more..

Campus Locations :

New York: 320 West 31st St. New York, NY 10001

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 :

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

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

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

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

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

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

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

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs : Paralegal Certificate, Paralegal Associates Degree, and more..

Campus Locations :

Saint Cloud: 226 Park Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Minneapolis: 4400 West 78th Street 6th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55435

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Circle Pines: 3629 95th Avenue Northeast Circle Pines, MN 55014

Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

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

Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs : Paralegal Studies A.A.S., Paralegal Studies B.S., and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: 7801 Metro Parkway Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55425

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..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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

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

Campus Locations :

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

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

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

Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807

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

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

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

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Miami: 2101 NW 117th Avenue Miami, FL 33172

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Bachelor - Paralegal, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal, Associate of Science - Paralegal, and more..

Campus Locations :

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

Los Angeles: 3000 S. Robertson Blvd. Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90034

Colorado Springs: 1815 Jet Wing Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Henderson: 170 N. Stephanie Street 1st Floor Henderson, NV 89074

Ontario: 1819 S. Excise Avenue Ontario, CA 91761

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801

Springfield: 1010 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

Denver: 9065 Grant St. Denver, CO 80229

LA Puente: 12801 Crossroads Parkway South LA Puente, CA 91746

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

Campus Locations :

Birmingham: 400 Chase Park South Suite 300 Birmingham, AL 35244

Pensacola: 19 W. Garden St. Pensacola, FL 32502

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..

Campus Locations :

Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

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