Updated Certificate Program: Paralegal

The Paralegal Online Training Program will prepare you for success in this growing career field. You’ll learn about the U.S. legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. Your training will prepare you to become a legal secretary or paralegal and to take the certification exam.

The program textbooks, Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skill and Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work, have been updated to the latest editions, and online content has been revised to reflect this change. In addition, the program flow has been improved to help students with the more challenging portions of this program, and discussions boards have been added to allow for more facilitator-to-student and student-to-student interaction throughout the program. In recognition of the breadth of content covered in this program and the 300 program hours expected to complete, the initial duration of access has been increased from 6 months to 12 months. The allowed extensions remain unaffected.

Casey Thompson received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree, with his major concentration in Management, from Texas Tech University in 1994. After beginning his business career, he enrolled in the evening law school program at Texas A&M (formerly Texas Wesleyan) School of Law in 1996. Casey worked full time while attending law school at night. He graduated and passed the Bar exam in 2000. This experience gives Casey a better understanding of the requirements of the non-traditional student.

Amy L. Anderson, earned her BA in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology from Oregon State University in 1995. After finishing a post-graduate certificate in Latin American studies in 1996, she worked for a year as an English teacher in Yamagata prefecture, Japan. She served nine years as a Legal Affairs Specialist and Photojournalist with the Oregon Army National Guard.

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