General Practice Paralegal (Evening) Certificate
As law offices look for ways to run their offices more cost effectively, more paralegals are being hired to perform tasks once carried out by lawyers, such as doing research and drafting legal documents. As a result, paralegal employment is expected to grow about as fast as the national average for all occupations through 2020.* Kaplan College is the only General Practice Paralegal Certificate program in Dallas that is approved by the American Bar Association. Upon graduation, you can apply for entry-level employment as a paralegal with confidence and enjoy a rewarding paralegal career.
The General Practice Paralegal Certificate program offers classes to help prepare you with the relevant knowledge, technical skills, and work habits for a variety of entry-level paralegal positions. Courses stress understanding fundamental legal terminology and concepts and developing basic skills that will enable graduates to make effective use of their training. Practical skills are stressed over theoretical knowledge.The program includes an externship that allows you to gain practical work experience in a law office, corporation, or other legal setting.
Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public. An associate’s degree in any field of study is required for admission into the paralegal program.
The General Practice Paralegal Certificate program provides a firm understanding of the legal system and legal procedures.† As a paralegal, your duties may include:
- Legal and factual research
- Legal drafts
- Business regulatory compliance
- Contract administration
- Law office management
Upon graduation, you may seek entry-level employment at law firms, corporations, and government agencies.
American Bar Association: www.abanet.org/legalservices/paralegals/directory/tx.html