Paralegal Certificate

If you enjoy dealing with legal issues, you may want to consider a career as a legal assistant, or paralegal. Paralegals work with lawyers to conduct research, investigate facts, analyze, digest and draft documents, and interview clients and witnesses. Specialized training is recommended for individuals who want to become Paralegals. A bachelor's degree is highly recommended, including or supplemented by paralegal training. The Department of Labor projects 28 percent job growth from 2008 to 2018 in this area. Paralegals specializing in areas like real estate, bankruptcy, and medical malpractice might have an edge in terms of job opportunities, notes the Department.

5 Distinctions of the Marist Paralegal Certificate Program:

1. Courses offered evenings and weekends.
2. Designed for students with prior college credit.
3. Students with bachelor's degrees may use the certificate to enhance their marketable skills.
4. Instructors are Marist faculty and practicing attorneys.
5. The only American Bar Association approved program in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

To learn more about this exiting program contact Undergraduate Admission at 888.877.7900 or email us at We can provide you with detailed information about the course of study, tuition pricing and financial aid options, and career opportunities.

For Paralegal Certificate program description and curriculum, visit Marist's School of Professional Programs.

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