Way to go for taking advantage of this awesome opportunity as a trained and Certified Paralegal. Here at the ADR Academy, you will start your legal career in months, not years.
Paralegals and legal support professionals make it possible for the court system to run efficiently, for businesses to navigate complex regulations, and for the justice system to fairly render due process.
Because of the level of information, we recommend that students at minimum have a high school diploma or equivalent.
The Paralegal / Legal Assistant Program is a 13-week, synchronous, instructor-guided, designed for graduates to begin or advance their legal careers in months instead of years and be integral members of an effective legal team.
The ADRA is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), an American Council On Education (ACE) Credit program member and an ALP Partnered Academy of the National Association for Legal Support Professionals (NALS).
Successful graduates of this course will be awarded a “Certificate of Completion” with CEU Credits from the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and College Credit transcript from the American Council On Education (ACE).
The program is evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) for College Credits. Students can apply the academic credits towards a college degree from our higher education partner(s), or from over 2000 colleges and universities across the US.
The program prepares students to effectively apply learned skills in the law office and as preparation for the NALS certification exam.
Who will benefit?
Adult learners as affordable and convenient credentialing options that meet their job-seeking goals in a short span of time. Undergraduate and graduate college career professionals who seek work in the legal profession even while pursuing graduate or law school. It also benefits experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office.
Cost & Registration
The total cost of courses is $2150.00 with textbook and access to the Leering Management system is included. Click for Registration and Payment.
Federal financial aid is not currently available for the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. However, you can apply for a private student loan here. To find out if you qualify for paid training, contact your local American Job Center (formerly One-Stop Center) to have them determine your eligibility to receive free training. Be sure to mention that you want to take classes through the ADR Academy.
Find your nearest American Job Center or call 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) for more information. If you have been laid off due to poor economic conditions, company closure, or mass layoff, you may be eligible to receive free career development training.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 15 percent employment growth for paralegals between 2016 and 2026, adding 41,800 positions. The anticipated growth rate is almost double that of lawyers.” Paralegals can increase revenue for a law firm, putting them in high demand
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2017 median annual wage for paralegals was $50,410.
The median pay for paralegals has increased in recent years, with rising client demands, rapid growth rate, and new legal trends.
Paralegals help people. They help their employers be more efficient in their jobs, they can increase a firm’s revenue and productivity, and they also help the clients. It’s a feeling of immense satisfaction to know that you’re an irreplaceable part of the law field and making a huge difference in people’s lives.
Don’t underestimate how challenging and rewarding the paralegal career can be, or how highly-valued paralegals can be in their position. It truly is a prestigious and significant profession.