Certificate in Paralegal Studies

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According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for the Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Niagara region the mean salary is $48,530, and the job growth for paralegals is at a rate of 12% which is faster than average.

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Program Benefits

  • Students can attend classes either online synchronously or on-campus.
  • Available to undergraduate Daemen students or any student with a four-year degree.
  • Program can be finished in as little as two semesters.
  • Classes are offered at night and online synchronously to accommodate the working professional.
  • Students gain legal writing, research, and analytical skills.
  • Students participate in internships, our legal clinic, trips to courts and legal offices, and hear from guest speakers.
25 Best Bachelor's Paralegal program

Daemen's program has been chosen by Bachelors Degree Center as one of the 25 Best Bachelor's in Paralegal Degree Programs.

Career Outlook

With paralegal skills, you can be a small business owner or work for a legal software company. These skills can also help prepare you for law school.

Paralegal skills can prepare graduates to work in:

  • law firms
  • courts
  • the legislature
  • insurance companies
  • employment agencies
  • nonprofits
  • health insurance agencies

Popular careers include:

  • Arbitrator
  • Bar association administrator
  • Claims adjuster
  • Compliance officer
  • Court clerk
  • Grant writer
  • Evidence technician
  • Law clerk
  • Legal analyst
  • Probation officer

*Paralegals assist attorneys in legal research, writing and case investigation. Paralegals cannot provide legal advice to the public except as authorized by law.

*All students receiving a Paralegal Certificate or a B.S. in Paralegal Studies must take at least 9 credits of synchronous instruction.