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Center for Professional and Continuing Education
800.959.5376 or 209.946.2424
Office Location: 1776 W. March Lane Ste. 290, Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing Address: 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211
cpce@pacific.edu

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course

Overview:

Without any prior degrees or legal experience, most students who wish to be paralegals in the state of California will need to take the Paralegal Certificate Course© and the Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course to be in compliance with California Business and Professions Code §6450. If you do have experience and/or a degree, please review the code to find out if you can qualify without taking the Advanced course.

These specialized classes are also available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law.  These classes build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course©, which is a prerequisite for the class.

The Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course  is for Continuing Education Units only (CEUs) with 15 different topics that cover various specific areas of law.  Students must successfully complete six of these 15 topics to earn an Advanced Paralegal Certificate.  Each topic must be completed in a seven-week session.  Up to three Advanced Paralegal Course topics may be taken during a seven-week online session and topics do not have to be taken in any particular order. These courses are offered online only.

Available Advanced Topics include:

Online participants should expect to spend at least 45 - 50 hours reading and preparing assignments and tests for each course. Participants who successfully complete six of the topics required of the Advanced Paralegal Course will receive a certificate of completion from University of the Pacific.

Prerequisites:

Paralegal Certificate Course©

Upcoming Offerings:

New sessions begin every 8 weeks.

Sessions:

  • Aug. 25 - Oct. 10, 2014
  • Oct. 20 - Dec. 5, 2014
  • Jan. 12 - Feb. 27, 2015
  • Mar. 9 - Apr. 24, 2015

Tuition:

Tuition is $275 per topic until 12/31/14. $300 per topic or $1800 for certificate, effective 1/1/2015. Participants who successfully complete six of the topics required of the Advanced Paralegal Course will receive a certificate of completion from University of the Pacific. Books are an additional cost and can be purchased directly from The Center for Legal Studies.

4.5 CEUs per course
Registration:

Additional Information:

Required book list.

The Center for Legal Studies.

Questions?

Contact: Matthew Van Donsel

Email: mvandonsel@pacific.edu

Phone: 209.946.2424 or 800.959.5376