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Online Paralegal

Online Paralegal School
Online Paralegal School

The USCI online Paralegal School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on your phone.

Start a fascinating and rewarding career in the legal industry. Become a Paralegal through this online paralegal school and work side-by-side with lawyers doing almost everything, except actually pleading the case. Paralegals play a crucial role in preparing legal documents, researching cases and more. That's why this career is so secure!

Today, the demand for properly trained Paralegals is growing fast! Paralegals are preparing more and more of the legal documentation that lawyers, judges, prosecutors and public defenders must have in order to do their jobs. As a Paralegal you'll be a well-respected professional playing a crucial role on the legal team. You’ll meet fascinating people and find great satisfaction in performing services that truly help people.

  • Paralegal professional salary – up to $59,200 per year!*
  • Paralegal jobs are projected to increase 4% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$69 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Paralegal Training that fits your life

For the full Paralegal course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page.

Parlegal Outline

What You'll Learn During Your Online Paralegal Training

Your training in this online paralegal course will include an overview of our legal and court systems, legal writing and research, interviewing skills, and an understanding of the basics of various types of law – criminal, civil, family, and contracts. The course covers topics including:

  • How the Legal System Works
  • Operation of Federal and State Courts
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Tort Law
  • Contract Law
  • How to do Research
  • Writing Memos, Pleadings and Other Documents
  • How to Prepare Evidence for a Trial
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Working with Attorneys

Paralegal Career Outlook & Program That Fits Your Life



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U.S. Career Institute’s online Paralegal program will teach you everything you need to know to start a new career as a Paralegal, no previous experience needed. And our self-paced online Paralegal school training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online paralegal certificate course, there are no in-person paralegal classes to attend and no schedules to keep.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Paralegal Outcomes

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

Highly recommend USCI. They have helped me every step of the way. Customer friendly, great quality schooling that won't break your wallet.

Clint W.

Online Paralegal Tuition and Financing

Paralegal Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Paralegal program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Paralegal FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Paralegal?
A. Becoming a paralegal typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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Q. What does a Paralegal do?
A. Paralegals and legal assistants are responsible for researching and preparing information for attorneys to use in their cases. They are able to support a case’s needs, but they are not qualified to provide legal advice.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a Paralegal?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Paralegals jobs are expected to increase 4% by 2032.*
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Q. How much does a Paralegal Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $789 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Paralegal Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Paralegal?
A. You might choose to work for a law firm, paralegal service, government agency or legal aid service.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Paralegal program?
A. Skills covered in the Paralegal Program include Operation of Federal and State Courts, Civil and Criminal Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, How to do Research, Writing Memos, Pleadings and Other Documents, How to Prepare Evidence for a Trial, Criminal Procedures, and more.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Paralegal school cost?
While our online Paralegal school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Paralegal school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Paralegal program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn how to become a Paralegal, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online Paralegal school program is completed in 8 months.

Is this the best online Paralegal school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Paralegal school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Paralegal school near me?
Our online Paralegal school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

Content updated by: Holly Cook

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the internet at Paralegals and Legal Assistants, (visited September 26, 2023). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.