Course Overview

This accelerated course teaches the real-life skills you need to be a successful paralegal and prepare for entry- to mid-level positions in the legal field. Paralegal positions are expected to have a faster-than-average growth rate in the U.S. between now and 2022. This certificate program can help you get into this promising career.

The Paralegal Certificate Program offers 96 hours of instruction and is designed for students who seek a broad overview of the legal system, legal research and other paralegal skills. The course also covers civil procedure and litigation, criminal procedure, evidence, interviewing, discovery, ethics, and legal research and writing.

What You'll Learn

  • Prepare trial notebooks
  • Conduct legal research using LexisNexis
  • Draft legal documents
  • Participate in a hands-on legal service-learning project
  • Become familiar with the various areas of practice within the law
  • Have the opportunity to network and connect with the legal community

Who Should Attend

If you have an interest in working in the legal field and enjoy working with people, a paralegal career is the perfect choice for you. Those looking to start a profession as a paralegal, considering law school or wanting to brush up on specific skills should attend.


For the student who wants to receive the Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate, you must have Bachelor's Degree. Please submit your transcript to Amy Thompson through email: athompson8@unm.edu and register the Section 008. 

The section 007 Paralegal Certificate program requires a minimum of a high school diploma.

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Paralegal Certificate Course - Live Online
Live Online
M, W
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Mar 28, 2022 to May 18, 2022
Online, self paced
T, Th
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Mar 29, 2022 to May 19, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $2,995.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 25, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 25, 2022
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