Which Schools Offer Online Legal Assistant Courses?

Many schools offer legal assistant courses online. These schools' legal assistant courses could lead to paralegal certificates, the associate's degree in legal assisting, or the bachelor's degree in legal studies. Many courses can also be taken individually without matriculating. Schools offering Paralegal degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Schools That Offer Online Legal Assistant Courses

Both public and private schools offer legal assistant courses online. Online legal assistant or paralegal degree programs are subject to American Bar Association (ABA) requirements in order to be ABA-approved. Some employers restrict their hiring to legal assistants from ABA-approved programs. None of the following programs have ABA approval.

Important Facts About This Field of Study

Prerequisites Typically a high school diploma or equivalent for associate's programs; some community colleges may admit non-high school graduates under certain circumstances
Common Courses Trusts, constitutional law and legal writing, among others
Professional Certification Many programs prepare students for voluntary certification
Continuing Education Online continuing education for paralegals is offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals (NALA) and the American Bar Association

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA

California University of Pennsylvania is part of Pennsylvania's public university system. The Global Online department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence with a concentration in legal studies, which includes all of the courses found in most legal assistant degree programs. Applicants must already hold an associate's degree or have completed 40 semester hours of college coursework.

Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, CA

Los Angeles Mission College, part of the public Los Angeles Community College District, offers two online options for becoming a legal assistant. The 36-hour paralegal certificate consists of 12 law courses. The Associate in Arts in Legal Assisting/Paralegal includes the courses in the certificate, 18 general education units (or six courses) and six units of electives.

Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University, a public university, is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus. This gives students access to online courses from schools across the region. FGCU grants a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, and its upper-division courses are all available online.

Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, NY

HCCC's Paralegal Associate in Applied Science degree is offered online. The courses for this Internet degree program include accounting, real estate law and legal research.

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