Do you love watching legal dramas? Are you curious and enjoy researching topics online? Consider becoming a paralegal. RVCC’s highly respected, accredited program prepares you to launch a career as a paralegal.
High-Demand Career Offering Competitive Salary
The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects that the jobs in the paralegal field will grow by 15% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The current annual median wage for paralegals in NJ is $60,770.
Rewarding & Exciting Career
Paralegals work side-by-side with attorneys in the practice of law. They conduct legal research; write case briefs and legal memorandums; draft legal documents such as wills and contracts; interview and assist clients in case preparation; conduct investigations; gather evidence; and assist attorneys at trial. A paralegal is the “right hand” of the attorney, with legal knowledge and ability that is an integral part of the legal team.
THE RVCC ADVANTAGE
ABA Approved: Approved by the American Bar Association for 25 years
Internships/Co-Ops: Hands-on learning with access to a vast network of contacts in the legal profession
Flexible Schedule: Day, evening and online classes available
Two Track Study: A one-year certificate program for anyone who already has an associate or bachelor’s degree; or, a two-year associate program for individuals who do not have a college degree
Job Placement: Proven job placement for RVCC graduates
Faculty with Real World Experience: Faculty members are practicing attorneys or paralegals who are passionate about teaching