Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal Training Courses



TCU Extended Education is partnering with The Center for Legal Studies to offer the Paralegal Certificate Course© and the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course© in a variety of formats to fit your schedule. These two courses are designed for beginning and advanced legal workers.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase 28% between 2008 and 2018, faster than the national average for all occupations. The national median earnings for paralegals are currently $44,480.00/year and freelance paralegal professionals average significantly more.

The Center for Legal Studies offer professional certificates in several legal subject areas to help students gain the skills and knowledge to advance their careers. No matter where you are in the world, you can enroll in the online study programs and earn your professional certificate.

Why Should I Enroll?

  • Online course is available virtually anytime, in the comfort and privacy of your home or office
  • Individuals seeking paralegal training and skills necessary for a career as a paralegal
  • Anyone wanting to advance their career as a legal assistant
  • Your future awaits

*Upcoming ONLINE Session Dates

2018 Session 6: October 15 – November 30, 2018
2019 Session 1: January 14 – March 1, 2019
2019 Session 2: March 11 – April 26, 2019

  • Course fee – $1289 (2018) Course fee – $1395 (2019)
    (required course materials including books and online access to Westlaw is an estimated additional cost of $500)
  • Length 14 weeks (7 weeks each section Paralegal I & Paralegal II) students are automatically enrolled in the next consecutive session.
  • Required Texts – There are five textbooks for the Paralegal Certificate Course©.
  • View the Syllabus for more detailed information.

Upcoming Live Session

This intensive eight week, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. The curriculum covers all course objectives and lesson topics covered in the online format (both Paralegal I and II).

Spring 2019: February 24 – May 7, 2019
Live lecture classes will be held on Sundays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. (No classes March 10, 12, 17, & 19; and no classes April 21 & 23).

  • Course fee – $1289 (2018) Course fee – $1395 (2019)
    (required course materials including books and online access to Westlaw is an estimated additional cost of $500)
  • Face to face instruction on campus from qualified legal professionals
  • Professional certificate awarded by the college or university
  • Practical application and hands-on exercises completed in class
  • View the Syllabus for more detailed information.
  • Students are required to attend at least 80% of the course and must pass every assignment with a 70% or better to be eligible for a certificate of completion.* Paralegal Certificate program requires two 7-week sessions to complete. Courses must be taken in consecutive sessions (i.e. session 2 & session 3 or session 3 & 4).
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