Paralegal Schools in Utah

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

You may be interested in beginning or advancing a career as a paralegal, completing an online program or a campus-based one, or pursuing part-time or full-time study. Thanks to the meteoric growth of the paralegal field in the U.S., everything from pre-degree undergraduate certificate programs to post-bac certificates to bachelor’s degrees in paralegal studies and beyond are readily available.

So, whether you’re an Orem legal secretary looking to make the transition to a paralegal position, a career changer with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in another field, or a recent high school graduate with aspirations of working in one of Salt Lake City’s massive law firms, there is a host of paralegal programs that are sure to meet your needs. However, this abundance of programs may also make choosing a quality program a tedious process.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing a school by assembling a list of the best programs available in Utah, both on-campus, and online. We included only those programs that have earned regional or national accreditation, so you can be sure that whichever one you choose, it will be comprehensive and relevant.

All you have to do is request additional information for important details that may make narrowing down your options a little easier – everything from tuition costs to features that make these programs stand out from the competition.

We know that choosing a course of study to begin—or advance—a paralegal career is an important first step, and we’re confident our picks will make it easy to find a program that meets your personal and professional goals.

 

Broadview University: West Jordan

BS- Paralegal – online

AAS- Paralegal – online         

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

We love the opportunities for interaction Broadview University offers its online learners. Before you begin a program at Broadview University, you’ll take an online learning orientation—a step-by-step guide that gives you all the information you need to be a successful online learner. Plus, once you’re up and running, the school’s service desk is there to help you through any technological issues you may have.

 

Dixie State University: Saint George

Paralegal Certificate – online

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Dixie State University teamed up with the Center for Legal Studies to provide students with an inexpensive yet fully comprehensive paralegal certificate program. The courses in this program take place over two, seven-week sessions, allowing students to complete their studies and get into the workplace.

 

LDS Business College: Salt Lake City

AAS in Paralegal Studies

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

There are many reasons to love LDS Business College’s AAS program, but perhaps their 100 percent placement rate is the top reason. This program prepares students with writing samples, a portfolio, and other career-ready documents to hit the ground running in a paralegal position immediately after graduation.

 

Salt Lake Community College: Salt Lake City

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

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

In addition to ABA approval, we are impressed with the way Salt Lake Community College’s paralegal program is taught using group and team activities to enhance the learning process. Plus, the school partners with several of Utah’s four-year colleges to allow students to easily transfer credits to a higher degree.

 

Southern Utah University: Cedar City

AAS Paralegal Studies – online

Legal Studies Minor – online

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Do you need a program you can complete entirely online? Then Southern Utah University is for you. Add to that small class sizes and personal attention from professors and it’s clear to see why Southern Utah University made our list of the top paralegal programs.

 

Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Valley State College): Orem

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Studies – campus

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Legal Studies – campus

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Studies (post-associate) – campus

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

Whatever your educational background or career goals, Utah Valley University has a program for you. Whether you’re a high school graduate looking to enter the paralegal profession for the first time or a practicing paralegal with aspirations of specializing your career, all paralegal programs through Utah Valley University are ABA approved.

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