Course Code: GES2034
Casey Thompson is a licensed attorney in Texas. Before he started teaching, his major areas of practice were business and corporate law, entertainment law, and intellectual property rights. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and holds a law degree from the Texas A&M School of Law. Along with his online paralegal courses, Thompson also teaches at the college level in the areas of state and federal government.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you will need a high school diploma or GED equivalent to start a career as a paralegal. We also recommend that you have basic computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and fundamental keyboarding skills. A strong grasp of English grammar conventions, such as spelling, punctuation, and composition, is also recommended.
In order to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the NALA Certified Paralegal exam, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field or have seven years of experience as a legal assistant under the supervision of a member of the Bar. We encourage you to review exam requirements prior to enrolling in this course.
Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
NALA Certification Eligibility Requirements
If you plan to pursue the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal (CP) credential, you must meet one of the NALA Certification Eligibility Requirements. We recommend determining eligibility before enrolling in this course. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, our Legal Secretary course will prepare you for an entry-level legal career that can build up to the paralegal role.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the certified Paralegal exam through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and receive an exam voucher after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) is America’s foremost organization dedicated to paralegals. It works toward upholding the standards of the profession by providing continuing legal education, certifications, and professional development for legal assistants throughout the country. Earning NALA’s Certified Paralegal credential will not only demonstrate your knowledge to employers, but also your professionalism. Enroll in a paralegal course certified by NALA today, and you’ll be on your way to a rewarding career in the legal industry.