Paralegals play an important role in the legal industry. While lawyers are ultimately responsible for legal work, many tasks are often delegated to paralegals within the law office.
National College's Paralegal program provides the fundamental knowledge of legal terminology, procedural law, drafting of legal documents, and research.
Graduates of the Paralegal program are eligible to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) or Certified Paralegal (CP) exam administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
The Paralegal program at the Roanoke Valley and Dayton Area campuses is approved by the American Bar Association.
As a student in the Paralegal program, you will:
Disclaimer: National College does not support the Unauthorized Practice of Law. Unauthorized Practice of Law damages the legal profession and the public it serves. A paralegal may not provide any legal services directly to the public or hold himself or herself out as an individual qualified to render independent legal services to another. A paralegal shall comply with the applicable legal authority governing the unauthorized practice of law in the jurisdiction in which the paralegal is employed or resides.
Introduction to Paralegal Studies
Emphasis is on office behavior, ethics, skills, court systems, and case preparation.
Legal Research and Writing
Learn to effectively use law text and other law library resources.
Legal Office Procedures
Learn fundamental legal office procedures as well as exercises in judgment, independent actions, and coping with interruptions in the office environment.
Sister City Grant (International Students)
|Tuition||$317/credit X 96 credits = $30432|
|Books||$225/course X 24 courses = $5400|
|Activity Fee||$15/Term X 8 terms = $120|
|Applies to||On-Time Completion Rate||Median Title IV Loan Debt||Median Private Loan Debt|
|Bristol, Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Danville VA, Dayton Area, Harrisonburg, Knoxville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Online, Parkersburg, Princeton, Roanoke Valley, Stark Co (Canton), and Youngstown campuses.||95.0%||$20,000.00||$0.00|
|Bartlett, Madison, Memphis, Nashville, Akron Area and Cleveland campuses||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Danville KY, Florence, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville, Richmond and South Bend campuses||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Note: Median Institutional Loan Debt is $0 for all National College campuses.
Additional Notes: Areas marked N/A indicate that 10 or less individuals graduated from this program during the specified reporting period and used this particular source of funding.
|Applies to||Placement Rate*|
|Bristol, Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Danville VA, Dayton Area, Harrisonburg, Knoxville, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Online, Parkersburg, Princeton, Roanoke Valley, Stark Co (Canton), and Youngstown campuses.||80.0%|
|Bartlett, Madison, Memphis, Nashville, Akron Area and Cleveland campuses.||No Data|
|Danville KY, Florence, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville, Richmond and South Bend campuses.||No Data|
|*This rate is calculated based on a formula provided by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information on this agency, click here.|
Additional Notes: Areas marked with No Data indicate that no students graduated from the program during the reporting period