Paralegals, also called Legal Assistants, provide invaluable help to lawyers by doing legal research and writing reports that lawyers use to prepare their cases. IVG’s Paralegal program can be completed entirely online. in two semesters. Our instructors are experienced Iowa attorneys who focus on Iowa law, Iowa procedures, and global best practices. Students in the online program participate in an interactive, team-based learning environment similar to that in most law offices and legal departments.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2018 (most recent year for which data is available) median pay for paralegals nationwide was $50,940.
Paralegal Diploma Program
The Paralegal Diploma Program is designed to prepare students for an entry level paralegal position. The program is available completely online and can be completed in two semesters. This program will begin Fall 2020.
|General Education||Credit Hours|
|CSC110||Introduction to Computers||3|
|Program Requirements||Credit Hours|
|PRL109||Introduction to Legal Research||1|
|PRL283||Legal Ethics/Office Management||3|
|Program Electives (must select 6 credits||Credit Hours|
|Total Required Hours||26|