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Online Paralegal School

You can 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!

Why Choose to be a Paralegal?

Today, the demand for properly trained Paralegals is growing fast! Why? Because 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.

Online Paralegal School

Online Paralegal Certificate
Online Paralegal Course
Online Paralegal Certificate

As a Paralegal you'll be a well-respected professional playing a crucial role on the legal team. You will meet fascinating people and find great satisfaction in performing services that truly help people.

You'll also have a career that opens the door to a wide variety of opportunities. You might choose to work for a law firm, paralegal service, government agency or legal aid service. Or perhaps you'd rather work for a corporation in their legal department, in industries such as real estate, banking, insurance, entertainment, taxes, healthcare—the list goes on and on—the choice is yours!


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How to Become a Paralegal

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Research and Verify all State and Local Requirements
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.

Step 3:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Paralegal programs are usually available at the certificate and associate degree levels, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like an overview of the U.S. legal and court systems, legal writing and research, and a basic understanding of civil, criminal, and family law.

Step 4:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however the employee must prove mastery of nationally-recognized paralegal standards.

How to Become a Paralegal

What You'll Learn During Your Online Paralegal Training

  • 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 Paralegal program outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

Paralegal Program That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $50,940 a year* as a Paralegal. 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. Our Paralegal program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Paralegal—no previous experience needed.

Online Paralegal Course
Online Paralegal Course

Paralegal Program Tuition and Financing

Tuition for our Paralegal program is all-inclusive! You'll receive your lesson books, supplements, instructor assistance and career support for graduates—all included in your tuition.

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.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started in our online paralegal school today and be ready to work in as little as four months!

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*With experience, all wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor's BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained [June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.