Steps To Getting Your Certificate

If you are interested in a career in law – but not sure that you wish to be a lawyer than why not consider becoming a paralegal? This is a great job that will allow you to see various sides of the laws and have hands on research projects and proposals that allow you to help out with the various cases that come your way. All that is required is that you have a paralegal certificate.

To be certified in this job you need to have the necessary skills and qualifications. During this job you will be interviewing clients, organizing information, preparing comprehensive reports, pleadings, complaints, letters, and motions. This requires the skill of analytical thinking and written and verbal skills.

The first thing you need to do is research the various certificate programs in your area. There are a number of highly reputable institutions that will give students offline and online programs. Also local community colleges will usually offer the certificate program as well as the degree program. When choosing you need to consider price, reputation, and how well they can find jobs for the graduating students.

When choosing a program it is important to make sure that it is legitimate. Research the curriculum, talk to the students, teachers, and staff. The program must be accredited by the American Bar Association or other similar agencies. Most will require at least thirty credits, three hundred hours, and an above “C” grade average.

Once you have found the right school it is time to pick the program. Fill out the application and express what type of specialized skill (if any) that you wish to work in. don’t forget to compile a list of recommendation letters, personal statements, and written exams.