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Online Paralegal Certificate Program

Online Paralegal School
Online Paralegal School

Start Our Online Paralegal Certificate Program today! USCI offers 100% online classes that allow you to study at any time or place on Your phone.

With U.S. Career Institute's Online Paralegal School, you can start a rewarding career in the legal industry today! Work side-by-side with lawyers doing almost everything, except actually pleading the case. Play a crucial role in preparing legal documents, researching cases, and much more!

Today, the demand for properly trained Paralegals is growing fast! They are responsible for preparing more and more of the legal documentation that lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and public defenders must have to do their jobs. 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 $60,970 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

What You'll Learn During Your Online 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 Program covers many 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

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


Bonnie Kilpatrick Instructor

Bonnie Kilpatrick, B.A., J.D.
Paralegal Instructor/Course Expert

Meet the Instructor

Bonnie Kilpatrick is a Paralegal Instructor at U.S. Career Institute. She graduated from the University of Nebraska, with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended the Paralegal Institute in Phoenix, where she received her diploma in Paralegal Studies. She began her legal career working as a litigation paralegal for the law firm Fleming, O’Bryan, Fleming in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her interest in law inspired her to further her education by attaining her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law, and she is currently a member of the Colorado Bar. Bonnie values education and lifelong learning and believes it is the key to new opportunities and experiences. She finds it rewarding as an educator helping students achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, playing the piano and spending time with family and friends.


Meet the Instructor

Bonnie Kilpatrick Instructor

Bonnie Kilpatrick, B.A., J.D.
Paralegal Instructor/Course Expert

Bonnie Kilpatrick is a Paralegal Instructor at U.S. Career Institute. She graduated from the University of Nebraska, with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended the Paralegal Institute in Phoenix, where she received her diploma in Paralegal Studies. She began her legal career working as a litigation paralegal for the law firm Fleming, O’Bryan, Fleming in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her interest in law inspired her to further her education by attaining her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law, and she is currently a member of the Colorado Bar. Bonnie values education and lifelong learning and believes it is the key to new opportunities and experiences. She finds it rewarding as an educator helping students achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, playing the piano and spending time with family and friends.


Career Outlook & Program That Fits Your Life

Earnings

$60,970*

Number of Jobs

354,300*

Job Growth

4%*

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

Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our programs are 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.

FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Paralegal?
A. Typically a High School diploma or equivalent is required, 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 this 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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*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 April 25, 2024). 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.