Paralegal Certificates

Paralegal certificate programs, intended for those who already hold a college degree, vary more widely depending on prior education and the intensity of the program. (See a list of recommended programs here.) Schools typically offer more skill-based subjects geared for maximum value in a real-world work setting, rather than theory-based classes.

Some of these subjects are:

  • Torts & Personal Injury
  • Contracts
  • Professional Responsibility & Legal Ethics
  • Legal Research, Writing & Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Property
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
  • Business Law & Bankruptcy
  • Constitutional Law & Criminal Procedure
  • Domestic Relations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


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