A career as a paralegal involves working side-by-side with attorneys in law firms, corporations, and court settings. In FLCC's Paralegal programs, you will learn the skills needed to succeed in this challenging field!
Through this online degree program, you'll acquire the foundational knowledge and high-level skills that are required in the paralegal field. Your expertise will prepare you for common legal specialty areas, such as real property law, family law, or trust and estate law.
If you hold an associate degree or higher college degree, this certificate program is designed to prepare you for a new career as a paralegal. The core courses in this program focus on legal theory, practical legal skills, and experiential learning in industry-standard office environments.
After careful and deliberate decision, the Paralegal Degree and Certificate Programs at Finger Lakes Community College will be voluntarily relinquishing its American Bar Association ("ABA") approval as of December 31, 2021. This decision was made to provide greater flexibility for all students through the option of earning their certificate or degree entirely online which the ABA does not currently permit.
Although the programs will no longer have ABA approval, please be assured that they will still maintain the rigorous standards set forth in the approval, and you can expect to continue to receive the high-quality education you have come to expect from FLCC's Paralegal degree and certificate programs.