Demand for qualified paralegals is on the rise. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field will add 41,800 jobs between 2016-2026. So, how do you jump into this growing profession? Become a Certified Paralegal (CP)! With law firms of all sizes looking for qualified paralegals to fill new positions, getting your certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) proves that you have the skills and knowledge to be a valuable part of their team.
In this course, you will learn about the U.S. legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. As you prepare for your paralegal career, you will also receive soft skills training to increase workplace effectiveness. The course concludes with a capstone project and a portfolio review. You will first create a complete litigation file that includes: a legal analysis brief, an investigative report, client interview checklist, intake memo, complaint, legal research, and interoffice memorandum of law. Then, you will learn how to create a strong resume that encompasses your specialized skill set and showcases the impact you make for your next employer.
Your training will prepare you to take the Certified Paralegal certification exam through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). NALA is the oldest certifying body in the paralegal field, so holding their certification gives law firms an easy way to verify your skills. Through our partnership with NALA, Certified Paralegal students have full access to their legal library. Upon course completion and fulfillment of eligibility requirements, you will receive a prepaid voucher for the NALA CP exam.