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Saint Francis introduces paralegal certificate program

December 6, 2011

Saint Francis University introduced the University’s Paralegal Certificate program with a reception on December 5. University faculty, administration, and local attorneys were present to introduce the program and answer questions. The program is expected to begin in fall 2012.

The Saint Francis faculty members for the program will consist of experienced attorneys and paralegals that teach practical and rigorous classes. The curriculum offers fundamental skills in legal principles, writing, and research and emphasizes professional responsibility and ethics. The career outlook is positive in the paralegal field with position openings in law offices, insurance agencies, banks, corporations and government agencies. The post-baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate program can also help students gain credentials needed to enter the paralegal profession and can also be a helpful step toward law school admission. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects paralegals will be in high demand for the remainder of the decade.

For more information about the program, please call 814-472-3050 or visit http://www.francis.edu/paralegalstudies.htm.