Paralegal Certificate Program

General

Program Description

The 8-month Paralegal Certificate program provides students with 24 semester hours of law specialty courses and meets or exceeds the program duration requirements of recognized paralegal authorities and organizations.

Online classes meet weekly for an interactive live lecture in which students can see, hear and ask questions of their instructors. We bring the classroom to you. Traditional campus-based classes are also available.


Students at Center for Advanced Legal Studies benefit from the following:

  • Qualified Faculty - Law specialty courses are taught by experienced attorneys
  • Career Services – Dedicated support to assist with a job search after graduation
  • Canvas LMS - Innovative and intuitive Learning Management System
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – See, hear and talk with your instructors and classmates in real time
  • Westlaw - Premiere online legal research service for attorneys and legal professionals
  • ProDoc – Advanced software for the automated production of legal documents
  • Microsoft Office 365 – Includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and more
  • @paralegal.edu email – Your professional email address to keep after graduation


Center for Advanced Legal Studies has specialized in paralegal education and training since 1987. Each year more paralegals graduate from CALS than any other college or university in Texas. When combined with our online programs, CALS confers the 4th most accredited paralegal credentials in the United States.*

If you are interested in beginning your career in law as a paralegal, we encourage you to consider paralegal programs offed by Center for Advanced Legal Studies.


Prestigious. Professional. Paralegal.


*Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Final Release Data for 2015-2016 located at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Last updated October 2019

About the School

Paralegal.edu is Center for Advanced Legal Studies; a paralegal college that has specialized exclusively in the education and training of paralegals since 1987. Due to the ability of our graduates, an ... Read More

Paralegal.edu is Center for Advanced Legal Studies; a paralegal college that has specialized exclusively in the education and training of paralegals since 1987. Due to the ability of our graduates, and the reputation of our faculty and staff, the legal community recognizes the Center as a leader in paralegal education. Read less