Paralegal Certificate Program

When you earn UNLV's highly respected Paralegal Certificate, you will be well versed in the day-to-day responsibilities of a paralegal, plus you will understand the legal principles that govern our state and nation. Paralegal coursework is divided into two primary categories: Practicum and the Law. Practicum curriculum focuses on the skills most in demand in a Nevada paralegal: effective legal research, persuasive writing, law practice management, document formatting and structure, court filing, calendaring deadlines, and ethical representation. You will learn these skills and put them into practice by representing two hypothetical clients: a plaintiff and a defendant. Law curriculum covers substantive legal concepts you are most likely to encounter in paralegal practice: torts, contracts, criminal law, criminal procedure, civil procedure, family law, and estate planning/probate. UNLV paralegal graduates gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to successfully enter the profession. The registration fee includes the practicum textbooks and access to LexisNexis and Westlaw. Please estimate $250 for additional required textbooks that are not included in the registration fee. This is a hybrid course where you will be enrolled in a concurrent online learning program. Students are highly encouraged to enroll one week prior to the first day of class to avoid delays in receiving materials.

Prerequisite: Must have daily access to a computer with internet, and Microsoft Word. This program is intended for students who are already prepared with the following prerequisite skills: Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. High attention to detail and accuracy. Analytical and critical thinking skills required to create and draft persuasive arguments. A high school diploma or equivalent. Basic word processing and template manipulation skills. Web search skills. Ability to dedicate large amounts of time to reading and studying course material.

This course has discount registration fees! UNLV Staff and Alumni, visit for more information. Otherwise, email us at to see if you qualify for a discount.

Dates:January 24 - May 18, 2023
 Tu and Th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 30 sessions
Does Not Meet:Feb 21 & 23, and Apr 11 & 13
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 302
Instructor:Instructor Information
Fee: $6,634.00
Materials:Practicum textbook is provided for each student.
Textbook:ISBN: 9781133691853, ISBN: 9781454855552, ISBN: 9781717901606, ISBN 979-8428006766

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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