Put your legal acumen to work today

Thinking about a career in law? NSCC’s Paralegal Certificate program prepares you to assist with legal research, writing, document preparation, and litigation. Prepare to work with banks, insurance companies, real estate companies, law offices, and, local state, and federal government legal departments. Already have an associate or bachelor’s degree? This program provides career education, professional skills and a credential for students with either an associate's or baccalaureate degree. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact info@northshore.edu or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact paralegal@northshore.edu or call 781-477-2215.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


Approved by the A.B.A.The Paralegal Program has approval from the American Bar Association.


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