EL DORADO – Adult students interested in pursuing a paralegal career are able to earn a Paralegal Certificate through an online course being offered by Butler Community College in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, a Colorado company that provides students with affordable and effective legal education through colleges across the nation. These classes are offered through BETA (Business Education & Training Analysis).
This 14-week Paralegal Certificate Course© is designed to affordably prepare students for the job market and give them the knowledge and skills needed to begin earning a salary. Training focuses on providing a comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It teaches practical skills, including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, create legal documents, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections, the number of paralegal positions will be 22 percent higher by 2021 than it was a decade earlier, a growth rate that is growing faster than the national average for all occupations. The national median earnings for paralegals is currently $45,480, and freelance paralegal professionals can earn significantly more.
About the Center for Legal Studies
The Center for Legal Studies (CLS) was founded in 1980. CLS offers legal courses in conjunction with over 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide in live lecture, online, DVD, and text-only formats. The curriculum is updated by CLS to remain current and on pace with the newest trends in the legal industry. Recognizing the state-of-the-art technology and ease of use, online courses created by CLS were awarded top honors by Thomson West Publishing International. For more information, visit http://www.legalstudies.com/vendor/betabcc/.