WHY BECOME A PARALEGAL?
This accelerated course teaches the real-life skills you need to be a successful paralegal and prepare for entry- to mid-level positions in the legal field. Paralegal positions are expected to have a faster-than-average growth rate in the U.S. between now and 2022. This certificate program can help you get into this promising career. This class will be offered fully online.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Prepare trial notebooks
- Conduct legal research using LexisNexis
- Draft legal documents
- Participate in a hands-on legal service-learning project
- Become familiar with the various areas of practice within the law
- Have the opportunity to network and connect with the legal community
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If you have an interest in working in the legal field and enjoy working with people, a paralegal career is the perfect choice for you. Those looking to start a profession as a paralegal, considering law school or wanting to brush up on specific skills should attend.
For those that have a Bachelor's degree
, you can earn a Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. In order to be considered for the post-baccalaureate certificate, please submit a transcript (unofficial is allowed) to: Paralegal Program Supervisor, UNM Continuing Education, MSC07 4030, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. For questions, please contact (505) 277-0077.