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Lock Haven University to Offer Online Paralegal CourseĀ©

Individuals interested in pursuing a paralegal career will have the opportunity to earn a Paralegal Certificate through an online course being offered by Lock Haven University beginning August 26, 2013 by Lock Haven University. The course is being offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, a Colorado company that provides students with affordable and effective legal education through colleges across the nation.

The 14-week Paralegal Certificate Course© is designed to affordably prepare students for the job market and give them the knowledge and skills needed to begin earning a salary as quickly as possible.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections, the number of paralegal positions will be 28 percent higher by 2018 than it was a decade earlier, a growth rate that is much faster than the national average for all occupations. The national median earnings for paralegals is currently $45,480, and freelance paralegal professionals can earn significantly more.

To learn more, contact Shannon Tyson, Grant Funded Workforce Development Manager, via email at, or phone at 570.484.3131.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania