Paralegal Training in Just Two Courses
The pathway to legal change is a team effort. Attorneys rely on paralegals and legal assistants to conduct research, organize client fields, prepare documents for legal transactions, draft pleadings and discovery notices, interview clients and witnesses, and assist at closings in trials. The state of California requires paralegals to complete a certificate of completion of a paralegal program from a nationally-accredited university. Our Paralegal Core and Advanced Paralegal courses meet this requirement and prepare you for a fulfilling career in this important field.
Two Intensive Sessions
You can gain a comprehensive legal foundation in two intensive 14-week sessions.
Both paralegal courses are offered online via the Center of Legal Studies and meet the state of California’s requirements for paralegals.
Experience the Legal Process
Paralegals and legal assistants are employed by private practices, in-house legal departments of large companies, and even for the government. As a certified paralegal, you can focus your efforts in a number of ways, including:
WHAT TO EXPECT
San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara are listed as one of the regions with the highest demand for paralegals, with an average salary of $67,640 in 2015. –Insider Monkey, citing the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow by 8% by 2024. –Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics
After completing the Paralegal Core course, you’ll have a strong foundation in a number of legal areas, including:
In the Advanced Paralegal course, you get to choose six of the following areas:
UCSC Extension’s Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal courses are offered online through the Center for Legal Studies. You must complete both the core and advanced courses to meet the requirements for the California Business and Profession Code §6450.
The Paralegal Core course costs $1,289 and the Advanced Paralegal course costs $1,800.
Information about our open enrollment process can be found on our Enrollment page. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact the UCSC Extension Outreach office by phone at 408-861-3860, or by email at email@example.com.
From the schedule below, click on a course title to see sections available for enrollment. You may view the full course schedule, or enroll in the course, by clicking the respective button. The course type offerings (classroom, online, blended) are guidelines and subject to change.