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Benefits of Becoming a Paralegal

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Begin Your Paralegal Career

Job Security
With 17% growth projected in the paralegal industry and law firms increasingly depending on paralegals, becoming a paralegal means great job security.

Exciting Work
Paralegals perform a wide range of functions, including legal research, interviewing witnesses, drafting legal documents, and even attending hearings with attorneys.

Career Choices
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.

Our paralegal certificate program is designed with the adult learner in mind. We offer evening classes located at our convenient downtown Richmond campus. 

Our accelerated program will advance your legal industry skills and widen your career options. In just six months, you will gain the vital knowledge and skills paralegals need to succeed in the legal industry. 

Below is a list of courses that will be covered: 

  • Career Preparation and Career Portfolio

  • Introduction to Law

  • Torts & Personal Injury

  • Civil Litigation

  • Legal Research & Writing

  • Contract Law

  • Business Law

Why Choose VCU

6 Months to a New Career
We want you to start your new career as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our 6-month program also includes résumé writing and interview assistance.

Convenient Classes
Our program is designed for working adults. Evening classes take place at our convenient downtown Richmond campus.

Support When You Need It
Our friendly and professional staff and instructors are dedicated to your success. Help is just an email or phone call away during your program.

It was time for a career change. After much research and with the opinion of a reputable attorney, I was certain the VCU Paralegal Certificate Program was the perfect fit. The program has well exceeded my expectations.

Tracy Faris
Single Mother Seeking a Career Change
VCU Graduate 

Upcoming Programs

May 13, 2020 - October 21, 2020

Where: Richmond Campus, Mondays and Wednesdays

6-9 p.m.

We offer complimentary rental textbooks and all other materials for our paralegal students. 

August 27, 2020 - February 4, 2021

Where: Richmond Campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-9 p.m.

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