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Paralegal

8-week, Online, Non-credit, Career Ready Certificate

Paralegal

The Professional Development Experience, located at the University of North Texas, is one of the leading providers of quality, affordable paralegal training and has offered an 8-week program for over 30 years. Enroll in this affordable, accelerated program, and get the tools and knowledge you need to work in the legal field without a lengthy, expensive program.

Affordable & Convenient

PDX’s affordable Paralegal Certificate Program awards a certificate of completion after only eight weeks of intense review. Materials - a $500 value - are included in the $2,225 program fee. Instructors include an expert group of attorneys, paralegals and specialists. Classes are available nationwide!

“As a busy mom of three, wife, and full time employee, the set up for this online course gave me the structured organization that I needed to stay on track with such ease. Well done, PDX! You made it easy for someone like myself to confidently succeed.”

- Cortney Gladney

A Sample of Topics

  • Introduction to the paralegal profession
  • The role of the paralegal in law firms
  • Legal terminology
  • Overview of legal and legislative systems
  • State and Federal court systems
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Ethics
  • General Civil Procedure, including discovery, trial prep, evidence
  • Law office management
  • Document production and drafting
  • Client interviewing
  • Law office investigations
  • Computer skills

Why a Certificate Matters

According to the American Bar Association, becoming a “trained paralegal” is important because your working hours are billable to clients. Texas courts demand proof of education before a firm can bill for a paralegal’s hours. PDX’s Paralegal Certificate Program awards a certificate that serves as educational proof.

“(I’m) so thankful to have been a part of such an incredible organization with PDX...I have been with the SBA since 2005...(It) is so very rewarding building relationships with so many, being able to do legal reviews of their SBA paperwork and then disburse funds to them to get them back to pre-disaster.”

- Darnell Duplessis

Materials Included

The program fee of $2,225 includes the textbook and other materials that are yours to keep. PDX will furnish all study guides, notebooks and handouts. Students use these materials on the job. The textbook for this program is:

Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems & Skills

“The online paralegal program made it very easy for me to continue my education on my own time. The course material was very effective in covering and presenting the information needed for the course exams and tests. I never felt like I was being quizzed on information I had not learned. The instructors are very helpful and responsive to their students, overall a great online education experience.”

- Meagan Santoya

What’s Ahead for Paralegals?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, the paralegal profession is solidly ranked as one of the top ten fastest growing occupations! Salaries range from $28,000 to $75,000.


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