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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES209
Hours: 300
Fees: $1995.00 USD


Become one of the more than 250,000 paralegals in the United States. Paralegals are involved in sophisticated legal work in traditional law office settings and in the corporate, government, and public arenas. Obtaining a quality education is the best way to prepare for the paralegal profession. This self-paced, Web-based program will get you ready for an entry-level paralegal position, and it'll prepare you to take the certification exam. You'll be paired with an instructor for one-on-one assistance, and you'll also receive free access to NALA Campus and Westlaw!

Through a special arrangement between ed2go and National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Campus, your tuition includes free access to the preparatory exam courses offered at NALA Campus. Regardless of whether or not you're eligible for certification or plan to take the exam, the NALA Campus preparatory courses are a value-added addition to your paralegal education.

ed2go also provides all paralegal students with free access to Westlaw to complete their assigned research projects. Westlaw is an online legal research service that provides fast and easy access to an extensive collection of legal resources, news, business, and public records information. Access to the number-one rated online legal resource, Westlaw, will benefit you tremendously as you perform your legal research assignments during your paralegal education.

Attention, California Students
This training program will prepare you to take the NALA certification exam. Students in California who have a Bachelor's degree will need one year of experience working for an attorney before they can use the term "paralegal." California students with a bachelor's degree can use this training program to gain employment working under the supervision of an attorney to meet the requirements of California Business and Professional Code §6450. To view the code, click here. Students without a Bachelor's degree can use this training program to gain employment as a legal secretary.

Upon registering, you're given an initial twelve (12) months to complete this program.  Should you need more time beyond the six (6) months, an extension of six (6) months is available at no additional cost.

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