Today, paralegals are in demand not only in law offices but also in a wide variety of organizations, including consumer groups, corporations, courts, government agencies, health care facilities, insurance companies, and real estate brokerages. UCSD Extension's ABA-Approved Paralegal Program combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis, providing students with a balanced perspective and insight into the tasks paralegals perform.
*Online options available for some courses (part-time only); varies by quarter.
*Cost varies by format and curriculum updates.
Accelerated: 12 wks
Part-time: 12-24 mos*
*Varies by student and courses taken per quarter.
To learn more about the Accelerated and Part-time Paralegal Certificate Programs, visit the program website
The American Bar Association defines a "Paralegal" as a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by an attorney, law firm, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work under the direction and supervision of a practicing licensed attorney.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program