Certified paralegals play an extremely important role in the legal industry. This 100% online course will prepare you for the Certified Paralegal (CP) exam, offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). You’ll learn how to perform a variety of tasks that paralegals experience every day, such as legal research, interviews, analysis and more.
Paralegals perform many duties that attorneys also perform themselves. Paralegals can conduct legal research; draft contracts, pleadings, and other legal documents; answer client questions and help prepare for trial.
The University of West Florida’s Certified Paralegal program will fully prepare you to sit for the Certified Paralegal certification exam, offered by NALA. You will learn the common responsibilities and duties of paralegals within the US legal system.
Schedule: You will have 12 months of access to this self-paced course. Start anytime. Exam voucher included.
Admission Requirements: There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Paralegals - Employment and Education
U.S. News and World Report listed paralegals as #2 on its “Best Jobs that Don’t Require a College Degree.” Paralegals were also included on the “The 100 Best Jobs” list overall based on salary, job market, potential growth and work-life balance.
- Job Outlook: 14% (Much faster than average)
- Number of Jobs, 2021: 352,800
- Median Pay: $56,230 per year
Source: June 2023