A paralegal is an essential component of legal organizations. As a nurse functions with a doctor, a paralegal is the driving force in legal organizations that make them successful. A well-trained paralegal can do most tasks that a lawyer does when working under the guidance of a licensed attorney. A paralegal is an exciting position that gives you direct experience with legal issues, clients, and courtroom drama.
- Research and Analysis: One of the primary roles of a paralegal is to conduct legal research. This can involve researching past court decisions, statutes, legal articles, and other relevant sources to provide attorneys with the necessary information to support a case or legal opinion.
- Document Preparation: Paralegals often draft various legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, contracts, and other correspondence. These documents are then sent to the supervising attorney for final review and approval.
- Organization and Management: Legal cases involve a significant volume of information. Paralegals play a crucial role in organizing this information, managing files, tracking deadlines, and ensuring that attorneys are prepared for meetings, hearings, and trials.
- Client and Witness Interaction: Although they cannot give legal advice, paralegals often interact with clients to gather information, coordinate appointments, or explain general procedures. They might also involve interviewing witnesses or preparing them for deposition or trial.
Expertly Designed Curriculum
Drawing from years of experience, our curriculum covers all the fundamental areas of legal studies and practicum to prepare students for real-world scenarios.
Duration That Fits Your Schedule
At just 15 weeks, our program offers an intensive yet concise learning path so you can start your career without delay. Hybrid learning and evening course options allow you to pursue your paralegal certificate while still working in your current role.
Being based in Phoenix, AZ ensures you get a blend of national standards with a local touch, making you a preferred candidate for employers in the region.