Focusing on the value of your degree.
NAU’s Paralegal Studies programs are focused on providing you with the technical knowledge of law office applications as well as practical legal knowledge to help you become a critical part of any legal team. And because our faculty are current experts in the field— they bring relevant experience to your education.
Paralegals can seek certification from National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Students from NAU are qualified to sit for the CLA exam and can receive the designation of "Certified Paralegal" or "CP" after successfully passing the exam.
Careers in Paralegal Studies
The following careers in the Paralegal Studies field are essential components of a legal team.
- Paralegals and Legal Assistants
- Legal Support Workers
- Compliance Officers
(Occupation information from O*NET Online, 2015, http://www.onetonline.org/)
National American University offers the following Paralegal programs:
*Program offerings vary by location. Contact your local campus for more information!
A paralegal may not give legal advice, represent a client in court, or set fees. A paralegal is not an attorney. Some jurisdictions and states regulate the admission of individuals into the Paralegal profession. Any person convicted of a felony may not serve as a paralegal in certain states. Please consult with your state’s judicial offices to establish what regulations may exist on the practice of being a Paralegal in your state.
The program is approved by the ABA at the Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro (Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Minnetonka, and Roseville).
“I have been teaching at National American University for the last 7 years. I am very impressed with the school’s dedication to its paralegal students and the quality of faculty on staff at the college…It is especially rewarding seeing our Paralegal students succeed in the workplace upon graduating. I am very honored to be a part of NAU.” Richard W. Hechter, J.D., MBA (Assistant professor/instructor in the paralegal program).