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Institutions give paralegal certificate program which covers following topics: Legal Research, Legal Writing and Reasoning, Technology and Paralegal, Real Estate, Corporate Law, Litigation, and Probate. Some offers paralegal certificate program upon completion of Introduction to Law for Paralegals, Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure, Torts, Contract Law, and Criminal Law and Procedure. Although it varies from institution to institution paralegal certificate program should be based on paralegal certificate program approved by American Bar Association ABA. A grade not lower than “C” should also be maintained to attain paralegal degree.
Admission depends on institution offering paralegal certificate program. Some recommend a bachelor’s degree or at least completing 60 semester credit hours, or equivalent, of general education courses for one of any accredited colleges or universities in country, while some institutions offering paralegal certificate program accepts applicant which has achieved at least 3.0 GPA.
Either way, entering on a paralegal certificate program is a good start in achieving a wide career in field that needs a lot of dedication, patience, and discipline.
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