Train as a Paralegal
Prepare to Pursue an Exciting & Rewarding Legal Career
Program Offered At: Upper Darby
Professional Paralegals work closely with lawyers, prosecutors and public defenders and serve as valued members of a legal team. Professionals working in this field provide vital assistance to trial and case preparation.
If you're interested in the intriguing field of law a career as a professional Paralegal might be a good fit for you.
Important Part of the Justice System
Paralegals serve an important role in most legal proceedings. Every new legal case has its own unique research, documentation, and case studies - often prepared by a Paralegal - that help lawyers for litigation. Paralegals are increasingly being given more responsibility. Today's Paralegal is completing duties and responsibilities that were once only done by professional lawyers.
As a graduate of the Prism Career Institute Paralegal program you could enter the professional world with confidence after gaining plenty of practical experience in necessary legal matters, including:
- U.S. Legal Systems
- Criminal Law
- Civil Law
- Real Estate Law
- Wills, Estates, Trusts
- Witness Interviews
- Legal Presentations
- Business Law
- Data Base Legal Research
- Legal Office Computer Skills
- Family Law & Bankruptcy
- Legal Office Financial Management
- Professional Communication
Graduates of this program receive an Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) Degree.
Employment Settings of Professional Paralegals
Professional Paralegals work in a wide variety of interesting environments, including:
- Private Law Firms
- Public Defenders Office
- Court Systems
- Corporate Legal Departments
- Government Agencies
- Insurance Companies
- Real Estate
- Community Service Organizations
- Human Resources
Experienced individuals may even choose to be self-employed by opening up their own small business service firms.
One of the most interesting things about working as a Paralegal is the wide variety of assignments, projects, functions and environments you may work in as a professional in this career field. Check out some of the areas a trained Paralegal could specialize in:
- General Law
- Health Care
- Real Estate
- Civil Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Estate Planning
- Environmental Protection
- Civil Rights
- Criminal Law
Career Training to Fit Your Lifestyle
At Prism, we understand the many outside commitments and responsibilities our students face. That's why we allow students to tailor the program to their specific needs. As a Prism Career Institute student you can choose to attend classes full or part-time. Evening schedules are available. Many students maintain a job or manage a family while going to school. Choose the schedule that works best for you!
Find Out More
Explore if training as a professional Paralegal is right for you. Fill out the form to receive career and program info or call 1-888-411-6305 to speak with a knowledgeable Admissions Representative.