Paralegal Studies - ABA Approved Programs & Courses - Fremont College

ABA-approved Paralegal Studies

Earn your associate degree in 15 months

Program Highlights:
  • Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Over 80,000 new job openings between 2014 and 2024 *
  • Learn about civil procedure, criminal law, family law, and   employment law
  • Work as a Paralegal, Law Clerk, or Litigation Support Analyst

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Train for a rewarding career as a Paralegal

You want a career that is stable and rewarding. You have an interest in law, excellent research skills, and pay close attention to detail. You have the ability to be objective, communicate clearly and precisely, and work well under pressure. If this sounds like you, the Paralegal Studies program at Fremont College is a great choice, and one of only 29 Paralegal programs in California that is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).  Our fast paced Paralegal program allows you to get your paralegal certificate in just 15 months.

Are Paralegals in Demand?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be over 80,000 Paralegal job openings between 2014 and 2024.

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

Important Qualities of a Paralegal

Communication Skills

Paralegals must be able to document and present their research and related information to their supervising attorney.

Computer Skills

Paralegals need to be familiar with using computers for legal research and litigation support. They also use computer programs for organizing and maintaining important documents.

Interpersonal Skills

Paralegals spend most of their time working with clients and other professionals, and must be able to develop good relationships. They must make clients feel comfortable sharing personal information related to their cases.

Organizational Skills

Paralegals may be responsible for many cases at one time. They must adapt quickly to changing deadlines.

Research Skills

Paralegals need good research and investigative skills to conduct legal research.

What Do Paralegals Do?

  • Conduct research on relevant law, regulations, and legal articles
  • Investigate the facts of a case
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as contracts and mortgages
  • Gather evidence and legal documents for attorney review and case preparation
  • Write reports to help lawyers prepare for trials
  • Obtain affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court

Where Do Paralegals Work?

  • Law firms
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Medical companies and hospitals
  • Real estate and title insurance companies
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Non-governmental organizations

* Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law

Fremont Difference

Our ABA-approved Paralegal program is designed to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of both the background and theory of the modern legal system while simultaneously putting your knowledge into practice.  At Fremont College, our accelerated program will allow you to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies in just a little over one year.

ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program

Fremont College is one of only 29 ABA-approved Paralegal schools in California.

Accelerated Degree Program

Complete Fremont College’s Paralegal Studies program in just 15 months.

Mentoring From Expert Instructors

Receive expert help from our staff of highly-trained instructors, whose industry skills and work experience enhance the students' learning experience.

Flexible Scheduling

Complete your program with day or evening courses on campus.

Student Collaboration

Work with your fellow students to learn and grow together.

Career Services

Receive expert career advice and assistance to help you find a job in your field.

Real-world Legal Training

Students conduct legal research, perform real-world problem solving, and participate as a member of an active legal team.

Small Class Sizes

Learn in a small class setting with more one-on-one instructor interaction.

Peer Tutoring

Get help from your fellow students at no cost.

Essential Courses

  • Introduction to Law and Ethics
  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Practice Technology
  • Real Property Law
  • Employment Law
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations

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