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Pursue a Career in the Exciting Legal Field as a Paralegal

Penn Foster Career School's affordable online Paralegal Career Diploma Program can help you prepare to pursue a career in the paralegal field. Through this program, you will gain key entry level skills in the areas of legal writing, court documents, and legal research. You will also receive access to the LexisNexis® legal research website and learn how to use it. Follow your career goals and make school work for you — train at home or on-the-go at a pace that's right for you.

Why Become a Paralegal?

With over 279,000 paralegal jobs in the United States, now is a great time to take the first step towards a career as a paralegal.¹ Paralegals work in government agencies, private and public law firms, local courthouses, business legal departments, and insurance companies. In 2016, the average annual pay for paralegals was $49,500.¹
Why Become a Paralegal
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as a Paralegal.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 44,000 graduates in 2017 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Paralegal students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Paralegal Course Details
You'll learn how to successfully execute basic paralegal duties, including how to prepare legal paperwork, file court documents, and perform legal research. You'll even write your own legal memo and brief. If you are interested in furthering your studies, you can also transfer your work and continue on with the Paralegal Studies Associate Degree Program or Criminal Justice Degree Program offered by Penn Foster College, which is licensed by the state of Arizona.
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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Paralegal training online today.
The advantages of studying at Penn Foster is that I could complete the classes and exams at my own pace. It gave me ample time to thoroughly learn the material.
Amy S.
Paralegal Graduate
Paralegal Student
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," 2016-17 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet here. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.