Because of today's competitive job market, more and more employers are looking for
qualified students who hold a higher education degree. If you want to gain the
high-value skills you will need to succeed in today's workplace, the Legal Technology
program is the right choice for you.
Today, paralegals are in demand not only in law offices but also in a wide variety of
organizations, including non-profit organizations, corporations, courts, government
agencies, health care facilities, insurance companies, and other business sectors. With
this occupation, graduates can enjoy considerable flexibility employment-wise since many
skill sets developed in the program are highly transferable.
This program may be right for you if you are...
Effective at thinking ahead and solving problems
Persistent and can effectively multitask
A strong reader, writer, and investigator
Effective and efficient in using different technology
Flexible and can easily shift between projects and priorities
Organized and good at time management and prioritization skills
Persistent, self-motivated, and have a strong eye for detail
Professional and demonstrate a high degree of integrity
Genuinely interested in helping others
What do our students learn?
Legal document drafting
Law research using legal reference materials
Standard office and administrative practices
Information on federal-state court systems, jurisdictional issues, and theories of law
How to communicate legal knowledge with professionals in and out of the legal field
Development of critical thinking and organizational skills for success in the job
Why CEI's Legal Studies and Paralegal Training program?
100% pass rates on the Technical Skills Assessment over the last two years
9:1 student-to-teacher ratio
Graduate as an Accredited Legal Professional (ALP)
How Long Will it Take?
Associate of Applied Science:
4 full-time semesters (24 months), including 5 general education classes
Intermediate Technical Certificate:
2 full-time semesters (12 months)
Basic Technical Certificate:
2 full-time semesters (10 months - Not Financial Aid Eligible)
Where are our graduates working?
Idaho National Laboratory
Public and prosecuting offices
Clerking for judges
(Average placement for graduates over the past five years)
How much do our graduates make?
Over the last five years, our graduates started out averaging $15,080 to $41,600.
(Based on a 2080-hour work year, wage information is given within the first year of