STILLWATER, Okla. –– Adult students interested in pursuing a paralegal career
will have the opportunity to earn a Paralegal Certificate through an online course
being offered beginning August 25, 2014 by Oklahoma State University 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.
The 14-week Paralegal Certificate Course© is designed to affordably prepare students
for the job market in the legal and give them the knowledge and skills needed to
begin earning a salary as quickly as possible. Training focuses on providing a comprehensive
knowledge of the American judicial system. It also 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
“I have completed part one of the paralegal course and have found the course
to be challenging yet manageable even with a full time job and a baby. I am 51 years
old and studying for a paralegal certificate in order to begin a new career. I recommend
this course to anyone seeking something new in their careers,” said John, summer
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections, the number of
paralegal positions will be 28 percent higher by 2018 than it was a decade earlier,
a growth rate that is much 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.
Previous graduates of the Paralegal Certificate Course are working in different
industries throughout the U.S.—law firms, major corporations, healthcare organizations,
insurance companies, the banking industry and government agencies. Students who
complete the Paralegal Certificate Course receive their certificate from Oklahoma
State University. This provides instant credibility when presenting the certificate
to would-be employers.
“Our association with The Center for Legal Studies has been one of the most pleasant
of any of our non-traditional education programs. And it’s rewarding to know that
the knowledge students receive is changing their lives,” said Evelyn Ferchau, Manager,
OSU Correspondence Education.
To learn more, go to: www.legalstudies.com and click on the state of Oklahoma,
or call 1-800-522-7737.
To see a full list of classes offered through OSU Correspondence Education visit
the website ce.okstate.edu.