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Top Legal Certificates & Certification Programs Online

Legal and paralegal certificate programs are sometimes collectively called legal studies certificate programs. A Juris Doctor (JD) professional degree is required to practice law, but there are many different paralegal certificates that allow you to work in the legal field under the supervision of a lawyer.

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Albion CollegeUndergraduate
Albion, MI

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Amherst, MA

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Paxton, MA

Arcadia UniversityUndergraduate
Glenside, PA

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Savannah, GA

Avila UniversityUndergraduate
Kansas City, MO

Babson CollegeUndergraduate
Babson Park, MA

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Muncie, IN

Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA

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Miami Shores, FL

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Longmeadow, MA

Becker CollegeUndergraduate
Worcester, MA

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Bellevue, NE

Beloit CollegeUndergraduate
Beloit, WI

Berry CollegeUndergraduate
Mount Berry, GA

Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaUndergraduate
Bloomsburg, PA

Brandeis UniversityUndergraduate
Waltham, MA

Brenau UniversityUndergraduate
Gainesville, GA

Bridgewater State UniversityUndergraduate
Bridgewater, MA

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Smithfield, RI

Bucknell UniversityUndergraduate
Lewisburg, PA

Burlington CollegeUndergraduate
Burlington, VT

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Whiting, IN

Central Michigan UniversityUndergraduate
Mount Pleasant, MI

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Burlington, VT

Chancellor UniversityUndergraduate
Cleveland, OH

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Claremont, CA

Clarion University of PennsylvaniaUndergraduate
Clarion, PA

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Cincinnati, OH

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Chicopee, MA

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Bar Harbor, ME

College of William and MaryUndergraduate
Williamsburg, VA

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Columbia, MO

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Mequon, WI

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Omaha, NE

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Brooklyn, NY

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Carlisle, PA

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Des Moines, IA

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Springfield, MO

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Richmond, IN

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Ada, OK

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Richmond, KY

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Ypsilanti, MI

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Elizabethtown, PA

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Fort Myers, FL


Top Legal Certificates & Certification Programs Online

Legal and paralegal certificate programs are sometimes collectively called legal studies certificate programs. A Juris Doctor (JD) professional degree is required to practice law, but there are many different paralegal certificates that allow you to work in the legal field under the supervision of a lawyer.

Job Duties and Outlook for Paralegals

Paralegals continue to be in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects an 18% increase by 2020 in the number of people holding paralegal jobs nationwide. The median average salary for a paralegal in 2010 was $46,680 in 2010, with the top 10% earning more than $74,870.

In general, paralegals help lawyers prepare for legal hearings, trials and any kind of meeting requiring legal expertise. Specific paralegal duties can vary, but typically would include organizing paperwork, preparing written reports for attorneys and preparation of legal documents.

Paralegals often specialize in certain areas of the law, including litigation and corporate law. Paralegals also must be familiar with the computer software systems that are used to manage paperwork in modern law offices. Getting certification can improve your chances when applying for paralegal jobs. Several organizations offer paralegal certification, including the Association for Legal Assistants/Paralegals and the Association for Legal Professionals.