The 8-month Paralegal Certificate program provides students with 24 semester hours of law specialty courses and meets or exceeds the program duration requirements of recognized paralegal authorities and organizations.

Online classes meet weekly for an interactive live lecture in which students can see, hear and ask questions of their instructors. We bring the classroom to you. Traditional campus-based classes are also available.

Students at Center for Advanced Legal Studies benefit from the following:

  • Qualified Faculty - Law specialty courses are taught by experienced attorneys
  • Career Services – Dedicated support to assist with a job search after graduation
  • Canvas LMS - Innovative and intuitive Learning Management System
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – See, hear and talk with your instructors and classmates in real time
  • Westlaw - Premiere online legal research service for attorneys and legal professionals
  • ProDoc – Advanced software for the automated production of legal documents
  • Microsoft Office 365 – Includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and more
  • email – Your professional email address to keep after graduation

Center for Advanced Legal Studies has specialized in paralegal education and training since 1987. Each year more paralegals graduate from CALS than any other college or university in Texas. When combined with our online programs, CALS confers the 4th most accredited paralegal credentials in the United States.*

If you are interested in beginning your career in law as a paralegal, we encourage you to consider paralegal programs offed by Center for Advanced Legal Studies.

Prestigious. Professional. Paralegal.

*Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Final Release Data for 2015-2016 located at

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated December 19, 2018
This course is Online, Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
9,300 USD
$325 tuition fee per semester hour. Additional fees apply.
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