Certified Paralegal

Offered By Meditec and Texas A&M Kingsville

Prepare to become a NALA-certified paralegal and build the soft skills, portfolio, and resume to start a successful career. Get started now!

225 hours/12 months

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Program Overview

Paralegals play a vital role in the legal profession. These qualified professionals take on a variety of tasks ranging from legal research to drafting legal documents. They work in both traditional law office settings and in the corporate, government, and public arenas.

Through this self-paced online course, you'll learn how to fulfill the standard duties associated with this critical role. By course completion, you'll be prepared to sit for and pass the Certified Paralegal (CP) exam.

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Program Comparison

  Meditec College Other Online Schools
Program & Tuition Cost $3500 Average Up to $20,000 Average $3,000
Exams Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Program Completion Time 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Tailored Content and Exams Interactive and engaging learning methods to prepare you for your career Resource Library N/A
Schedule/Flexibility 100% online and available 24/7 Set Schedule 100% online and available 24/7
Student Support Student and Peer Support - Text, Call, Email Scheduled Office Hours Support Email

Program Details

In this program, you'll gain the skills you need to enter the paralegal workforce and prepare yourself for the CP certification exam through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

First, we'll discuss the roles, responsibilities, and day-to-day realities of paralegal work. We'll explain how paralegals are regulated and the ethical responsibilities of legal professionals. Then we'll introduce you to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system.

You'll learn how to perform legal analysis, as well as how to conduct legal research and interviews. We'll help you gain litigation communication skills that will be critical for your job.

In addition, you'll gain the soft skills training you need to thrive and maximize your effectiveness as a paralegal.

The course concludes with a capstone project to help you prepare a professional resume and portfolio. You'll create a complete litigation file that includes a legal analysis brief, investigative report, client interview checklist, intake memo, complaint, legal research, and interoffice memorandum of law. We'll also teach you how to create a strong resume that encompasses your specialized skill set and showcases the impact you would make for your next employer.

This program comes with a voucher to cover the registration fee for NALA's CP exam. Through our partnership with NALA, you'll receive NALA membership, as well as access to Westlaw and NALA's Certified Paralegal Exam Review courses.

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