Paralegal
 

Bringing Order to the Legal World.

Paralegals increase the efficiency of a legal firm by performing various challenging legal tasks under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Paralegals often conduct witness interviews, draft legal documents, perform legal research, and communicate directly with clients. Paralegals are also trained to assist lawyers as they prepare for hearings, conduct trials, and negotiate settlements.

To excel in the legal field, paralegals need to have an eye for detail, be skilled organizers, and be able to work well on a team. During the 16-month paralegal program at Bradford School, you can learn important skills and will study many legal content areas including:

  • Criminal, Family and Tort Law
  • Civil Litigation Procedures
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Legal Ethics

The 16-month Associate in Specialized Business degree program is designed so you spend the majority of your time learning skills directly related to your career in the legal world. You may also spend 8 weeks in an externship where you can practice what you’ve learned and experience working in a legal setting.

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Employment of legal assistants is expected to grow by 15% from 2016 to 2026.

 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

At Bradford School, our paralegal faculty has worked in the legal field and are able to bring their legal experience into the classroom. Our smaller classes make it easier for you to get one-on-one attention.

During the paralegal program, you will also have the opportunity to complete an externship. This is a great way to enhance your skills and enhance your future job opportunities.

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With our Paralegal program, you can learn:

  • Legal terminology
  • Legal research skills
  • Courtroom procedures
  • Contracts
  • Real estate law
  • Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil litigation
 

CAREERS

As a Bradford graduate, our career placement department can help you start your career by finding the right job! Employment of legal assistants is expected to grow by 15% from 2016 to 2026.10

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Bradford School graduates can work for: 

  • Private law offices
  • Legal services organizations
  • Banks
  • Large and small corporations
  • Realty offices
  • Mortgage companies
 

CURRICULUM

Bradford School offers a 16-month associate in specialized business degree. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Paralegal career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.391.6810 or fill out our information request form.  

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Word Processing--Core
  • Electronic Spreadsheets
  • Introduction to Database Management
  • Legal Computer Applications
  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation 
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System
  • Legal Research and Legal Writing I
  • Legal Research and Legal Writing II
  • Client Interview and Communication Skills
  • Ethics
  • Tort Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration 
  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Externship 
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,690
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,481
*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.bradfordpittsburgh.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. 

Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Bradford School may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. 

Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. 

There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. 

Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.

 

GET STARTED

Our Admissions department is waiting to help you. We will make it easy!

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Bradford School student is like!

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As a Bradford Paralegal student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Finish First!