Today, paralegals—also called legal assistants—are assuming new responsibilities in legal offices and performing much of the same important work as the lawyers they assist. As the practice of law becomes more sophisticated, specialized, and international, qualified paralegals will continue to be in great demand. Earning a Paralegal Studies Certificate can help you move forward in this career field.
Post University's Paralegal Studies Certificate was designed with input from attorneys so that our students develop the skills they need to meet the challenges of the profession.
Graduates with a Paralegal Studies Certificate from Post University will be prepared to assist with legal research, the preparation of legal documents, and, in some cases, interviewing clients. Paralegals also summarize depositions, interrogatories, and testimony. A paralegal generally works under the direction of an attorney or, in a large firm, under a paralegal manager.
Those who graduate with a Paralegal Studies Certificate will be qualified to fill positions in the following types of organizations: banks, insurance companies, real estate companies, private law offices, corporate law offices and local, state, and federal government legal departments.
Students enrolled in the Paralegal Studies Certificate at Post University will study in small, highly-interactive classes within a supportive learning environment. Your personal advisor will aid you in customizing your program.
In addition to a stand-alone certificate, students in any major may pursue a Paralegal Studies Certificate by completing the required courses.
|PARALEGAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FAST FACTS|
|STUDENTS IN THIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM||2|
|AVERAGE CLASS SIZE||12|
|NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME||1 year|
|CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COST|
|Certificate Program Tuition and Fees*||$27,450|
|Room and Board*||$10,430|
|Approximate Program Text Book Cost*||$1,500|
|*This is the cost of the entire certificate program using current tuition and room and board rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits. For current tuition rates, go to http://www.post.edu/maincampus/tuition.shtml.|
|OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)|
|Legal Support Workers, All Other||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2099.00|
|Judicial Law Clerks||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-1012.00|
|Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2093.00|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants