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PARALEGAL STUDENTS

Future Paralegals

In order to be a successful paralegal, an individual should possess not only a common core of legal knowledge, but also must have acquired vital critical thinking, organizational, research, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Finding a Quality Paralegal Program

  • Evaluating Paralegal Programs

  • Choosing a Paralegal Program 

Paralegal Programs

In order to be a successful paralegal, an individual should possess not only a common core of legal knowledge, but also must have acquired vital critical thinking, organizational, research, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills. All paralegal education programs, regardless of the specialty areas they choose to emphasize, should provide an integrated set of core courses that develop the following competencies.  Read full statement here. (PDF)

  • Paralegal Core Competencies (PDF)

  • Educational Standards

  • Associate Degree programs

  • Baccalaureate programs

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