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 Idaho have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.
Since paralegals are not required to become certified or registered in Idaho, often times employers look at a potential employee’s formal education history to gauge their competency and skill level. Would-be paralegals need to put some serious thought into the quality and comprehensiveness of the program they choose.
Right now there are literally hundreds of paralegal programs available across the United States, many of them online. With almost too many options to choose from, what should be an exciting career move can quickly turn into a stressful decision. Well, not anymore!
To help alleviate school search anxiety, we’ve diligently compiled a list of the top paralegal programs. Every single program we recommend is housed in a school accredited by a regional or national accreditation agency. Our featured programs are not just a great jumping off place for new students, we also include options for experienced professionals seeking advancement or a career change.
College of Eastern Idaho
AAS in Legal Technology—Campus
Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Assistant—Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)
Idaho State University
AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus
BAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus
Lewis-Clark State College
Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC) in Paralegal—Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)
AAS in Paralegal—Campus
BAS in Paralegal—Campus
North Idaho College
AAS in Paralegal