Liberty University offers a Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies for those who wish to enhance their experience and exposure to the paralegal aspect of the legal profession. This program is designed around working adults who are presently working in the legal profession or who wish to pursue a career as a legal assistant.
The Paralegal Studies Certificate program includes theoretical courses but primarily focuses on practical information and skills needed to enhance one’s ability to serve as a legal assistant. Accordingly, most of the courses are taught by instructors with actual experience in the legal profession.
If your goal is to obtain a paralegal certification, it is important that you research the rules governing paralegal certification in the state in which you reside or wish to work. For additional information on paralegal certification, the following organizations should be contacted: the local state bar, American Alliance of Paralegals, National Association of Legal Assistants, Association for Legal Professions, National Federation of Paralegals Associations.