USC Paralegal Certificate Program

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Upcoming Programs


Online Program
February 2 - July 8, 2015

  • Meets Mon/Wed
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Classroom Program
April 25 - October 11, 2015

  • Meets Saturdays
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Tuition for the Paralegal Certificate is $4,995 (includes all textbooks or e-textbooks).

 

Professional Employment Options for Paralegals

What professional options are available for paralegals?

One of the most exciting aspects of the paralegal profession is the diversity of employment opportunities. While the majority of paralegals work as litigation paralegals, and do a little work in one or two other areas, such as contract law, or incorporating businesses, there are many other areas of employment available to paralegals. Here are some of the career choices available:

  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration
  • Criminal Law
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Construction Defect
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Court Clerk
  • Prosecutor's Office
  • Public Defender's Office
  • Incorporation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Environmental Law

In addition to these opportunities, a paralegal certificate provides additional professional advantages. There are many professions that, while not titled "paralegal," are able to make use of a paralegal’s skills. Some of these professions include: Real Estate Professionals, Landlords/Property Managers, Patent Clerks, Investigative Positions, Social Services, and Office Managers. Many government and corporate positions can also be enhanced by a paralegal education.

NOTE: We do not recommend that paralegals offer their services directly to the public. To do so risks engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

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