Bing Paralegal Programs at Bradford School
Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
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 will also spend 8 weeks in an externship where you can practice what you've learned and experience working in a legal setting.

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 polish your skills and enhance your future job opportunities.

As a student in our Paralegal program, you can learn about:

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

 

 

 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!

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!

The program also includes an 8 week externship where you can practice the skills you've acquired and make industry connections.   

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.  To learn more about the student focused resources that support our curriculum, click here.


CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Word Processing
  • Electronic Spreadsheets
  • Introduction to Database Management
  • Legal Computer Applications
  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation 
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System
  • Legal Research and Legal Writing 
  • 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 

CAREERS

As a Bradford School Paralegal graduate, our career placement department can help you start your career by finding the right job!   Our career assistance begins before graduation, you will take courses that will prepare you for your job search by helping with resume writing and interview practice.   A placement advisor will work with you one on one through out your job search, and our commitment to you doesn't end there.  Alumni are welcome to come back and utilize our career placement services through out their career.   

Employment of legal assistants is expected to grow by 15% from 2016 to 2026.  (Source: 10)

Bradford School Paralegal graduates can work for: 

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

PRICES

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.  There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify.