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(law) One who assists a lawyer in their routine work but who is without the qualified status of a solicitor or barrister (England and Wales), attorney (U.S.), or advocate; known more commonly in the U.S. as a legal assistant.
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An alternative to an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree in paralegal studies, a paralegal certificate is generally faster to obtain, making it an excellent choice for those who are looking to begin their careers as soon as possible.
Credit Certificate: If applicants entering a paralegal training program already have an associate's degree or equivalent, a certificate program provides 26 credits concentrated in legal studies that qualify them for a bachelor's degree.
The school also has a life experience degree program in which the skills and knowledge you earn in work, volunteer, and other experiences may be analyzed and translated into course credit towards graduation from the paralegal program.
In addition to being ABA approved, the best online paralegal schools are often members in good standing with the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE) and other regulatory organizations that ensure their high quality.
Post-Degree Certificate: For students who already have bachelor's degrees in the paralegal field, this advanced certificate increases their knowledge of the profession and can help them advance faster and earn higher salaries.