The University of Cincinnati Online is proud to offer the Certificate in Law & Paralegal Studies program—a focused, convenient way to develop the skills necessary to excel as a paralegal and gain a competitive edge in your career search.
There are many paths to becoming a paralegal. The demand for skilled paralegals is strong. As long as there are legal cases, there will be a need for paralegal expertise. Paralegal was ranked one of the “Best Social Services Jobs” in 2021 by US News & World Report.
Strong technology skills are increasingly important for assisting attorneys with trial and hearing preparation. Though many paralegals have administrative experience or have worked in law offices as support staff, this career attracts individuals with a range of professional experience. No matter what your background is, however, the ability to learn new technology is a crucial skill for paralegals.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes, to walk across the stage for your graduation. (Just kidding, that is optional!)
The University of Cincinnati’s online programs are truly all online, requiring no on-campus visits. There are a few rare exceptions and those are noted on the program information pages.
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