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Online Paralegal Degrees and Certificate Programs

Paralegals – also known as legal assistants – assist attorneys in a wide variety of tasks, including the investigation of clients and witnesses, preparation of briefs and cases, and research into laws and precedents.

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American College in Greece
Aghia Paraskevi, Greece
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, MI
Augsburg College
Minneapolis, MN
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI

Online Degree Programs in Paralegal Issues

If you want to become a paralegal, the most popular way is to earn your Certificate in Paralegal Studies or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies, and then follow up with an internship or on–the–job training at a law firm. Another path is to attain a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies, which can qualify you for paralegal work and serve as a springboard for future law school attendance.

The demand for this profession has grown as employers attempt to cut costs by hiring paralegals to do jobs once handled only by lawyers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of paralegals will increase by 22% through 2016, which is a much faster than average rate when compared to all occupations.