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Start or enhance your legal career with JMU's 5 month online paralegal program!
Prepare for a Legal Career

JMU's Paralegal Studies noncredit certificate program is designed for working adults. Classes are held in an online environment with a convenient evening schedule.

Courses include: Introduction to Law, Contract Law, Civil Litigation, and Legal Research. 

Four Career Preparation sessions are also included to help you jumpstart your legal career! You will learn:

  • what hiring managers want in the perfect candidate
  • what to expect during the hiring process
  • how to perfect your resume and sell your qualities in a cover letter
  • how to make your current skills translate to the legal profession
  • keys traits for the SUPERSTAR paralegal!

As part of Career Prep, you will complete a paralegal career portfolio - a collection of written assignments submitted throughout the program along with your resume and cover letter. A visual tool that highlights the skills employers want!

Next Course Starts Soon!

Nov. 3, 2022 - March 30, 2023




Why Become A Paralegal?
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Various sources of employment
  • Job stability and flexibility
  • Good Salary
  • Variety of jobs to select from

Projected Growth of Paralegal Field 2012-2022

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