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General Practice Paralegal


The General Practice Paralegal Certificate program at Brightwood College offers classes to help prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for a wide variety of entry-level paralegal positions. Courses stress understanding fundamental legal terminology and concepts and developing basic skills that will enable graduates to make effective use of their training. 

Career Preparation and Externship 

Our program stresses practical skills over theoretical knowledge. To help prepare you to enter the field, our curriculum includes an externship that allows you to gain practical work experience in a law office, corporation, or other legal setting.

Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public. An associate’s degree in any field of study required for admission into the paralegal program.

American Bar Association Approved 

The General Practice Paralegal Certificate programs at our Nashville campus is approved by the American Bar Association:

Career Opportunities with a Paralegal Certificate

The General Practice Paralegal Certificate program provides a firm understanding of the legal system and legal procedures.* As a paralegal, your duties may include:

  • Legal and factual research
  • Legal drafts
  • Business regulatory compliance
  • Contract administration
  • Law office management

Upon graduation, you may seek entry-level employment at law firms, corporations, and government agencies.

Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

* Paralegals are not lawyers and cannot practice law or give legal advice to consumers.

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