Paralegal Certificate

Start or advance a rewarding, lucrative career in the legal field — and do it fast. You can earn your paralegal certificate with our hands-on program designed for paralegals by paralegals, attorneys and judges from across the country.

Our paralegal certificate courses are taught by an esteemed faculty of judges, so you'll get in-depth legal instruction directly from those who've reached the pinnacle of the legal profession. Our program offers real-world paralegal instruction on topics you'll use every day in your career:

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  • Legal processes and court structure
  • Interviewing and investigation
  • Document preparation and file maintenance
  • Correspondence and research
  • Writing and analysis
  • And other substantive topics of law, such as torts, contracts and civil procedure

Whether you want to become a paralegal or become a better one, our program makes it easy. Choose from two convenient course formats: a self-paced online program that allows you to go at your own pace, or an instructor-led program that includes both in-person and live-online courses.

Building Resilience for Lawyers

As an attorney, you probably face numerous pressures throughout a typical week. From client support to looming deadlines to a heavy workload and long hours, there's no end to the stressors in a law career. Fortunately, our team can help.

In this one-hour course, you'll learn what resilience is and understand why it is important for lawyers. You'll gain useful strategies that can be implemented immediately to assist you in managing stress. This continuing legal education course is approved by the Florida Bar, so you'll be fulfilling professional requirements as you acquire useful skills to help you better manage the pressures you face.

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Our affordable, convenient program is designed to easily fit into your busy schedule:

  • Format: Self-paced, online
  • Credit: One credit-hour CLE in general and mental illness awareness
Building Resilience for Paralegals

The paralegal professional presents many pressures that can eventually have an impact on your mental health. Whether you're dealing with difficult clients, approaching deadlines or a heavy workload, the strain of a career in law can take a toll. Fortunately, our team can help.

In this one-hour program, you'll find out what constitutes resilience and understand why it is important. You'll also gain useful strategies that you can immediately implement to help you manage stress. Building Resilience for Paralegals is a continuing legal education course that is approved by the Florida Bar, so you'll be fulfilling professional requirements as you acquire useful skills to help you better manage the pressures you face.

Female paralegal looking at books studying the building resilience for paralegals CLE course

Our affordable, convenient program is designed to easily fit within your busy schedule as a paralegal:

  • Format: Self-paced, online
  • Credit: One credit-hour CLE in general and mental illness awareness
USF Paralegal Certificate: Kristen's Story

Discover why Kristen chose to earn the USF Paralegal Certificate, the skills she gained and how it’s helped her advance in her career. Find out about all the new opportunities in the legal profession that this online paralegal certificate can open up for you.

Why USF?

Self-Paced Study

Go at your own pace with up to six months to complete the program.

For students that have experience in the industry but have not had formal education in Paralegal Studies, [they] will gain knowledge needed to advance in their career.

Why USF?

Impressive Faculty

Courses taught by a distinguished faculty of sitting judges.

I would recommend this program to anyone who is pursuing a law career. The program introduces all of the introductory phases of law within a compact time.

Why USF?

Flexible Format

Courses delivered in fully online format – perfect for working professionals.