Fascinated by the legal profession? An online Bachelor of Science in Paralegal from Broadview University will prepare you for paralegal jobs in Utah, Idaho, and beyond. Youâ€™ll learn what it takes to work side-by-side with attorneys in a variety of settings, assisting them with everything from hearings to trial preparation. Broadviewâ€™s national accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) means youâ€™ll earn an online degree in paralegal thatâ€™s highly valued.
Are paralegals in demand? Absolutely!Â Thanks to Broadviewâ€™s outstanding reputation and more than 40 years in the local community, our graduates* have found successful careers at places, such as:
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Even though youâ€™re learning online, you wonâ€™t be going it alone at Broadview. Youâ€™ll learn from supportive, industry-experienced faculty, including lawyers and paralegals, who bring their real-world experience to you. This online program was developed with input from local professionals so you can be certain youâ€™re receiving an up-to-date and relevant education. Youâ€™ll gain marketable skills, from creating legal documents to legal writing, professional communication to interpersonal relations. Your courses will include litigation, legal research, criminal law and procedure, family law and bankruptcy. An internship will round out your paralegal studies, helping you to gain practical, hands-on experience and make valuable connections for your future.
Before you start your online studies, you can take our online learning orientation. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use our online system and give you the guidance and confidence you need to succeed as an online learner. Our Service Desk will be there to assist you with any technological issuesâ€”seven days a weekâ€”via phone and email.
Through CampusConnect youâ€™ll access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and classmates. Through LibraryConnect, our virtual library, youâ€™ll have access to our huge collection of reference materials, e-books, databases and journalsâ€”and support from our librarians.
This course is an overview of the legal profession. It examines the range of employment settings, work responsibilities, job requirements and career opportunities in the legal field. The course surveys the knowledge, abilities, skills, and technologies employed in the practice of law, with emphasis on legal and ethical constraints.
This course reviews the fundamentals of criminal litigation enhanced with practical skills needed to work in this area. Students investigate criminal law, including categories, elements and defenses of crimes, procedural criminal law, the criminal legal process and constitutional considerations.
This course examines substantive and procedural family law. The course explores the paralegalâ€™s role in preparing antenuptial, separation and custody agreements; gathering information and drafting documents relating to divorce, annulment, property settlement, and custody proceedings; and the judicial enforcement of such agreements and decrees.