A paralegal certificate or a paralegal degree refer to two distinct ways by which people can be empowered, to some extent, to act as paralegals in the context of the U.S. legal system. Moreover, there are other paralegal forms of registration, such as paralegal certifications or registrations, which can also extend similar kinds of benefits to people seeking this kind of employment in the legal profession. Some of the various kinds of paralegal degrees which can be secured include Paralegal associate degrees, Paralegal bachelor’s degrees, or Paralegal master’s degrees.
Moreover, the post-degree category can be chosen for a paralegal certificate. A paralegal associate degree can be secured from a community college, while a paralegal bachelor’s degree can be secured through a fully accredited 4-year college. A paralegal certificate can be secured for people already designated as the holders of associate or bachelor degrees, with a requirement of an 18-60 time range for study.