Sample the Classroom Paralegal Program at VCU

Try out our program before you decide.

VCU is accredited through the prestigious Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This non-credit certificate is just one of many excellent programs offered by VCU.

With a growing demand for paralegals and legal assistants, we are excited to offer this new non-credit certificate program to professionals throughout Central Virginia.

The paralegal industry is expected to add more than 47,000 jobs in the next 10 years!

Job Security

Career choices

Exciting work

With 17% 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.

6 months to a new career

Convenient classes

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 and weekend classes located at our convenient downtown Richmond campus. 

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.

Whether strengthening your career or starting a new one, VCU is the place to begin. Take your first step today! 

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Want to experience our paralegal program before you commit? Submit the form below to request a preview.

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Contact us today!

Michael Huffman

Office of Continuing & Professional Education

9 W. Cary Street
P.O. Box 842505
Richmond, Virginia 23284

Are you on the fence about enrolling in VCU's Non-credit Classroom Paralegal Certificate Program?

We want you to feel confident that this program is right for you before you enroll. So we've set up the opportunity for a few prospective students to sample a class in the program before your enroll.

Just complete the form above and we'll be in touch to try to schedule a time for you to join an upcoming class session in the program. It's a great chance for you to experience the benefits of this program before enrolling.  

Request a preview class now to:

  • Get a taste for the curriculum.
  • Meet one of your potential instructors.
  • Experience attending class during our convenient evening hours.
  • Get excited about your new certificate and career.

This is a live class with real students. 

Classes are held twice a week during convenient evening times to accommodate the schedules of working adults. 

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