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To slash costs and lighten attorney workload, law offices everywhere are increasingly turning to paralegals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals is expected to grow by 18 percent until 2020.*
While paralegals aren't legally able to practice law, they are indispensable in preparing for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings; investigating cases, researching precedents, and obtaining affidavits; and preparing documents and presentations. Today’s paralegal faces the challenges of an increasingly complex and tech-based field, along with many more specializations to choose from.
Our online Paralegal degree programs could help train and prepare you to research legal issues, draft legal documents, prepare pleadings, summarize documents, organize trial notebooks and interview clients. You could become qualified to work in private law firms, government, bank legal departments, corporations, insurance companies, accounting firms, and real estate development or property-management firms.
Most paralegals have an Associate's degree in paralegal studies, or a Bachelor's degree coupled with a certificate in Paralegal Studies. Explore the online Paralegal programs below and request more information today.
The George Washington University is proud to offer its prestigious traditional classroom-based Master's Degree in Paralegal Studies format (at our exciting Washington DC campus, just four blocks away