Paralegal Schools in Nevada

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 Nevada have come to rely on paralegals with the kind of expertise that can only come from earning a certificate or degree in paralegal studies.

There’s a lot of excitement beyond the sights and sounds of Las Vegas. Head to any of the many law firms, nonprofits, and government agencies in Vegas and throughout the State of Nevada, and you’ll find paralegals working alongside attorneys or as a crucial part of corporate legal teams.

Whether you’re a career changer, a high school graduate, or a working paralegal looking to specialize or advance your career, there are plenty of educational options. While the sheer number of paralegal certificate and degree programs makes it easier than ever to begin or advance your paralegal career, it may also make it difficult to narrow down your options and decide which program is right for you.

We’ve taken the work out of finding a program that best suits your educational background and career goals. Here we recommend our top pick for schools that offer online paralegal programs that have achieved national and/or regional accreditation.

Request information for annual tuition rates and to learn about the unique features of each program we recommend.


College of Southern Nevada, Charleston

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The College of Southern Nevada’s Charleston campus is home to the AAS in Paralegal Studies. We love this program because as far as programs go, you simply can’t beat the in-state tuition here, which is less than $3,000 a year.


Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno

Paralegal/Law Program Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

We took special notice of the AAS at Truckee Meadows Community College for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s the only ABA-approved program in Nevada. It’s also the only community college in Northern Nevada to offer the Westlaw online research tool for its on-campus paralegal/law program. Plus, you can take many of the credits you earned in your associate degree program and apply them toward a bachelor’s degree at many of Nevada’s four-year institutions.


University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas

Paralegal Certificate – Online/Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The University of Nevada’s paralegal certificate is all about convenience and flexibility. Students here can complete the program online or on-campus. If you’re looking for a program that has a time-tested curriculum, look no further. UNLV’s paralegal certification course has been honed and perfected over the last 20 years. Thanks to its success, many leading universities from across the country have adopted it, including Duke University, Howard University, the University of Miami, and the University of California, Berkeley and Davis, among others.


University of Nevada Reno, Reno

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The paralegal studies certificate is offered through the University of Nevada Reno’s Extended Studies school. We love this program because of its long-standing reputation as a quality program (it’s now in its 25th year). But that’s not all. It is taught by an experienced attorney and municipal court judge, both of whom have extensive experience in Nevada’s state and federal courts. They also bring in guest experts who provide unique insight on everything from procedures and functions to trial preparation and presentation.

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