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Help attorneys manage legal matters by conducting client communications, research, and document preparation. Learn how to support real estate transactions, family law, and litigation. Start working with lawyers and other law professionals in as little as one year.

Career Outlook: Paralegal and Legal Assistants

Paralegal expertise is vital to an organization's success in every industry. Legal assistants often work in law firms, corporate offices, and government agencies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for paralegals and legal assistants to grow 4% by 2032. The median annual wage for paralegal careers was $59,200 in 2022.

Certificate Program Overview

Begin a rewarding career as a paralegal with our online certificate program. Learn about property rights, litigation, and estate planning. Work on projects and draft legal documents like those you'll encounter as a paralegal.

We've designed our online paralegal certificate program for returning students and adult learners. You'll explore career options and personalize your education to match your interests and goals.

Online Certificate Program

Our paralegal degree and certificate programs are 100% online. Online courses provide a convenient and flexible way to earn your education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your schedule. Find out more about online degree programs.

Hands-On Paralegal Experience with Internships

Complete a 128-hour paralegal internship and gain first-hand experience in this profession. Find the perfect fit with our network of over 35 law firms, real estate companies, government agencies, banks, and insurance companies.

During your internship, you'll engage in substantive legal work such as preparing official documents (trusts, wills, and real estate closings) and managing client communications.

Learn From Regional Paralegal Experts

Meet experts in various legal fields through the program's guest speaker series. Attorneys and paralegals from Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo will discuss real-world scenarios.

Make an informed choice about your future. Hear what it's like to work in public firms, small private practices, real estate offices, and corporate headquarters.

Certificate Program Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Graduate from this program ready to start a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. Previous graduates work at law firms, corporations, and government offices across New York state.

Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities

Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. 80% of students are awarded scholarships or financial aid that help with the cost of college.


FLCC's Paralegal faculty and adjuncts are experienced attorneys or paralegals. They bring valuable real-world experience and law knowledge in the private and public sectors to the classroom.

*Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

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