Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies

Fast-track your legal career with our 15-week hybrid program that sets you up for entry-level employment
in law offices or legal divisions in a variety of settings.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies at NTI

Navigating the world of legal processes requires a unique skill set, and the demand for qualified paralegals is growing every year. With our Certificate of Completion in Paralegal, you have the chance to embark on a rewarding career in the legal field. Our comprehensive program equips students with the tools they need to excel in an entry-level position and set the foundation for future growth. Paralegal courses are currently only offered at our Phoenix campus.

Intro to Paralegal Studies at NTI
What is a Paralegal?

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.

Core Responsibilities

  • 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.
Why Choose the NTI Paralegal Certificate Program?

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.

Locally Situated
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.

Career Opportunities After Completion

With the NTI Certificate of Completion in Paralegal, you’ll be qualified for entry-level positions such as:


Working directly for a corporation to perform due diligence drafting of various legal documents like articles of merger and dissolution, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, promissory notes, leases, etc.

In-House Firm

Working in an in-house legal department for a title insurance or real estate company.


Working in the contracts department of any business or school.

Public Sector

Working for an elected government official during their term of office, including judges, members of the legislature, the secretary of state, country treasurer, public administrator, recorder, or a governor; and Working for a local or federal candidate during an election campaign.

Medical & Insurance

Working for insurance companies, medical companies, or hospitals as a nursing paralegal (these are typically nurses who become paralegals and have prior medical knowledge).

Non-Governmental Organizations

Working for non-governmental organizations governed by regulations, like the Red Cross, or organizations set up to assist immigrants, refugees, or prison inmates.

And many more!

Why Phoenix?

Phoenix, AZ, with its growing population and economic development, has seen a rise in legal service employment growth. Training locally in Phoenix provides students with networking opportunities, an understanding of local legal nuances, and better placement prospects.

Phoenix, AZ

Get Started with NTI

We are here to answer your questions about NTI and the path for your career as a Paralegal. Our team is dedicated to helping you make an informed decision about your future. Whether you’re just starting to explore your options or ready to take the next step, we can help. Connect with us today to learn more and get started on the application process.