Find an accredited legal assistant certificate or paralegal degree program at a local trade school or online criminal justice college. Online, accelerated and hybrid (classroom/online) certificate and degree program options are available at many colleges.
“The median salary for a Paralegal and Legal Assistant is $50,410 annually. However, depending on how much experience the paralegal has and what type of law is the specialty, paralegals can make much more.”[ref]
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Colleges with Paralegal Programs
This is a sample of available colleges. All listed schools are accredited and offer financial aid to those who qualify.
- Gwinnett College
- Rockford Career College
- National College
- South College
- Virginia College
- Miller Motte College
- Northwestern College
- Vista College
- Fortis Institute
- Remington College
- Brightwood College
- Intercoast College
“…paralegals will work on files, research relevant cases to the ones they are working on, and writing reports. They help the attorney prepare for trial in whatever capacity is expected of them. In many instances, the Paralegal does the entire case work up, and they get paid hourly. The main difference between a paralegal and an attorney is the paralegal can not try a case in court.”