Having a degree in paralegal studies, on the other hand, is not necessarily required in order to work in the profession. Many students, and particularly those who have previously earned degrees, have the option of enrolling in a certificate program, which may be finished in as little as six to fourteen weeks, and in other cases can be finished in as little as six weeks to twelve months.
How long does it take to become a paralegal?
- The length of time it takes to finish your studies might range anywhere from one year to four years, depending on the prerequisites and the structure of the program you choose to pursue.
- This is based on the assumption that you have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in a subject other than the one being discussed here.
- Beginning their careers in the legal field might go in one of two very different directions for paralegals.
What is the paralegal certificate program?
Students who enroll in the Paralegal Certificate program will have the opportunity to pursue a career as a paralegal at a cost that is both reasonable and manageable. This curriculum has been condensed to give instruction in those areas of the law that are the most marketable and in-demand, while still teaching the fundamental courses that are required to become a paralegal.
Why do I need a 4 year degree in Paralegal Studies?
- Because it gives students a strong general education foundation in the social sciences, mathematics, English, and humanities, professional organizations such as the ABA, NALA, and the NFPA, as well as other organizations, recommend getting a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies after four years of study.
- If I get an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies, may the credits I earned for my paralegal certificate transfer over?
Can I transfer my paralegal certificate course to a degree program?
Unfortunately, the majority of the courses required for a paralegal certificate (undergraduate, post- associate’s, and post- bachelor’s) cannot be transferred to a degree program of any kind.