Master Paralegal Certificate Program (WOL-PCM)
Credits: 45 Credits (1890 Clock Hours)
Self-Paced: 16-month completion deadline
The Master Paralegal Certificate Program is a comprehensive and fully accredited curriculum of paralegal studies, covering essential paralegal subjects, including the American Legal System. The program is self-paced and completed in the institute's interactive online classroom, and typically takes 16 months to complete. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the national paralegal exam.
- Legal Research & Writing
- Legal Terminology
- Criminal Law
- Civil Litigation
- Personal injury Law
- Family Law
- and more.
Students will complete the following courses to earn the Master Paralegal Certificate:
WOL-101: Introduction to Law
WOL-201: Legal Research and Writing
WOL-P02: Investigation and Legal Reasoning
WOL-P05: Law Office Administration; Using Computers in the Law Office
WOL-120: Legal Terminology
WOL-401: Criminal Law
WOL-601: The Law of Real Estate
WOL-701: Civil Litigation
WOL-801: Personal Injury Law (Torts)
WOL-901: Business Organizations Law
WOL-902: Family Law
WOL-903: Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Excellent. There are many employment opportunities for paralegals in law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. Thousands of new paralegal jobs are created each year.
Students who graduate from Washington Technical Institute’s Paralegal certificate training program will be qualified to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant, Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP) exam given by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), as well as, meet the accredited business and legal course criteria required to sit for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) exam given by NALS.
Click Here for the NALA education requirements flow chart. **Depending on students' previous education experiences, additional credits may be required to satisfy the 60-semester credit requirement for certification. **Washington Technical Institute will aid students in meeting all credit requirements at no additional charge for the NALA certification exam.
Graduates of the Senior and Master Paralegal Certificate from Washington Tech will also meet the accredited business/legal course criteria needed to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP) exam given by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
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Courses are self-paced and supported by qualified faculty. Students work on their reading, assignments, and quizzes on their own time. This flexibility allows students to study while navigating the rest of their busy lives. Our courses and programs have completion deadlines, but beyond that, students can complete the work on their own schedule. Instructors are always available for questions and support. Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings.
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Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association CESS, and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning