Overview

Why Choose a Career as a Paralegal?

Law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies rely on paralegals to assist attorneys with legal tasks such as collecting evidence, investigating the facts of a case, drafting legal documents, scheduling interviews and depositions, and preparing for trials. Paralegals often specialize in areas such as litigation, personal injury, corporate law, family law, criminal law and more.

The paralegal profession is expected to grow 17 percent by 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pursuing higher education in paralegal studies will boost your job prospects in this increasingly competitive field.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies Program Highlights

Our straightforward, focused certificate program is designed so that you can earn your paralegal certificate and begin your career in only 9 months. Our curriculum emphasizes practical skill development, such as legal research and legal writing, that is grounded in a firm understanding of tort law, criminal law, real estate law and more. This program is also an ideal starting point for those who have their sights set on law school.

Ours is one of only a handful of paralegal programs in the country approved by the American Bar Association. This means Sullivan’s program meets the stringent standards and guidelines set forth by the American Bar Association that recognize and encourage high-quality paralegal education and training.

As a national leader in career-focused education, Sullivan University Online is committed to helping our graduates find fulfilling employment now and throughout their careers. Thanks to individual career coaching for every student and free lifetime employment assistance, we are able to go above and beyond to match the right graduate to the right job.

Why Choose Sullivan University Online?

Complete flexibility
Balance school, a full-time job and a family by setting your own schedule and learning at your own pace.

Global access
Log on to your online courses anytime, anywhere. All you need is an Internet connection.

Personalized attention
Our courses are designed so that you can learn independently but with the reassurance that your instructors are always available to provide feedback and answer questions.

Constant support system
Our 24/7/365 online support center means any technical issues you encounter will be resolved quickly.

Free lifetime employment assistance
Our team of career services specialists will connect you with employers and job opportunities all over the country from the time you graduate to the time you retire.