Paralegal Schools in Florida

The body of knowledge required to effectively perform legal support services can only come from a formal education in paralegal studies. As attorneys, corporations and government agencies work within an increasingly complex legal framework, the level of responsibility they expect paralegals to be able to take on has also increased. Law offices and other employers in Florida have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.

Want to escape the grind of that dead-end job and get the respect and money you deserve? Just graduating high school and dreaming of strolling into the lobby of a Miami law firm every morning to start your day? Maybe you realized that dream years ago and now you’re looking to climb the ladder and specialize so you can prove you’re in it for the long haul.

If you’re interested in a career in law, there’s no shortage of opportunities in Florida… and no shortage of schools offering paralegal programs either. Finding options isn’t the issue, narrowing them down to find the right fit is more the challenge.

We’ve tried to simplify that task a bit by giving you a list of our favorite programs offered at top schools throughout Florida and online. Our selections are based solely on the quality of the programs, so we only include schools that are regionally or nationally accredited.

 

Atlantic Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

 

Barry University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Administration, Legal Studies Specialization – On-campus and online

Legal Studies Certificate – On-campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

Legal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – On-campus

Minor in Legal Studies – On-campus

 

Broward College

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

City College (Altamonte Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Miami)

Associate of Science (AS), Legal Assistant/Paralegal – On-campus

 

College of Central Florida

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Daytona State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting – On-campus

 

Eastern Florida State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Florida Gulf Coast University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online, on-campus

Advanced Paralegal Certificate – Online

Legal Investigation Certificate – Online, on-campus

Legal Secretary Certificate – Online, on-campus

 

Florida National University-Main Campus

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – Online

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies – Online

Legal Assistant Diploma – On-campus

 

Florida SouthWestern State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville is a 4-year public college located in Jacksonville.

Associate in Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Gulf Coast State College

Gulf Coast State College is a 4-year school located in Panama City. The college has additional campus locations in Port St. Joe and Southport.

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Assisting/Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Hillsborough Community College

Hillsborough Community College is a 2-year community college in Tampa.

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Advanced Technical Certificate – Paralegal Studies – On-campus (post-baccalaureate)

 

Hodges University

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Online

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – Online

 

Indian River State College

Indian River State College is a 4-year public college in Fort Pierce, with additional campuses in St. Lucie West, Vero Beach, Stuart, and Okeechobee.

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Keiser University

Keiser University is a non-profit university with multiple campus locations throughout Florida. The university’s main campus is located in West Palm Beach.

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus or online

 

Key College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – Online, on-campus

 

Lively Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

 

Lorenzo Walker Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

 

Manatee Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

 

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is a 4-year public college with campuses in Hialeah, Homestead, Miami, and Doral.

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Northwest Florida State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University is a 4-year private university with a main campus in Fort Lauderdale. Additional campus locations include Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami-Kendall, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Paralegal Studies Minor – Bachelor Degree – On-campus

 

Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College is a 4-year college with campus locations in Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee, and Palm Beach Gardens.

Associate in Science (AS) – Paralegal – On-campus

Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate – On-campus (post-baccalaureate)

 

Pasco-Hernando State College

Associate in Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus, online

 

Pensacola State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting – On-campus, hybrid

 

Radford M Locklin Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

 

Rasmussen UNIVERSITY-Florida

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Online

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Online

 

Santa Fe College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida is a 4-year school with campuses in Sanford, Oviedo, Heathrow, and Altamonte Springs.

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Assistant/Paralegal – On-campus

 

Sheridan Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – Online

 

South University – West Palm Beach

South University is a 4-year university with campuses in nine different states, including a campus in West Palm Beach.

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – On-campus

 

Southeastern University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – On-campus

 

Southern Technical College

Southern Technical College is a 2-year private college with campuses in Auburndale, Bonita Springs, Brandon, Fort Myers, Mount Dora, Orlando, Port Charlotte, Sanford, and Tampa.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Paralegal – Online

 

St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College is a 4-year public college with campus locations in Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Largo, and St. Petersburg.

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – On-campus (post-baccalaureate)

 

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting – On-campus, hybrid

Advanced Technical Certificate in Paralegal Studies (Undergraduate) – On-campus, hybrid

 

Suncoast Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

 

Tallahassee Community College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal/Legal Studies – Hybrid

 

Traviss Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

 

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA or BS) in Legal Studies – On-campus, online

Minor in Legal Studies – On-campus

 

University of Miami

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Legal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Legal Studies – On-campus

 

University of West Florida

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies – On-campus

 

Valencia College

Valencia College is a 4-year public school located in Orlando, with additional campus locations in Winter Park, Lake Nona, Kissimmee, and Poinciana.

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

 

William T McFatter Technical College

Certificate in Legal Administrative Specialist – On-campus, hybrid, online

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