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Begin Your Paralegal Career
Upcoming program dates:
August 18, 2020-February 4, 2021 (Online)
Convenient and Flexible Learning
Designed with the Adult Learner in Mind
We know you're busy. We designed our program for working adults with evening classes usually located at our convenient downtown Richmond campus. Please note that the August 2020 cohort will be online.
Our program is great for someone looking to change careers or looking to advance a legal career in the Richmond area or in other parts of Virginia. You can put your skills to immediate use with our classroom training in a law office or in many other fields such as real estate, social services, and government.
Complimentary rental textbooks and all other materials are provided for our paralegal students. Plus, ask us about loan options, a VCU Alumni or military discount, and our incremental payment plan!
Benefits of Becoming a Paralegal
|With 12% (much faster than average) growth projected in the paralegal industry and law firms increasingly depending on paralegals, becoming a paralegal means great job security.||Paralegals perform a wide range of functions, including legal research, interviewing witnesses, drafting legal documents, and even attending hearings with attorneys.||In addition to government agencies and corporate legal departments, paralegals work in many types of law, including immigration law, criminal law, contract law, and environmental law.|
Why Choose VCU?
6 Months to a New Career
Support When You Need It
|We've designed our program so you can earn your certificate in just 6 months and start your new career. We also offer résumé writing and interview assistance.||We know you're busy. We designed our program for working adults with evening classes.||Our friendly and professional staff and instructors support you throughout your academic journey. Help is just an email or phone call away during your program.|
A Message from a Previous Certificate Graduate
VCU Paralegal Certificate Graduate
The VCU Paralegal Certificate program is the best of both worlds for a working professional. This program makes it extremely easy to continue to work while furthering your education. I have enjoyed learning from some of the great lawyers in the Richmond area, and I look forward to a new career as a paralegal!