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Expanding Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal and legal assistant careers are expected to grow much faster than average at a rate of 10% to 15% or higher through the year 2030, and add another 43,000 industry openings in the United States through the same year.1

Career Outlook
Program Overview
Why Bryan?

U.S. News also ranked Paralegal as one of the best social service careers of 2021.2

Trends also suggest that employers are becoming more selective and placing greater preference on paralegal candidates with legal technology skills.3

Earning your accredited credential now means you’ll be prepared for jobs of the future.

Attractive Opportunities

As a Bryan University graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities5 such as:

  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Discovery Paralegal
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Support Specialist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Litigation Clerk

You'll have the skills and confidence to perform many key roles in the industry:

  • Managing attorney and client support functions
  • Conducting investigation of facts and performing legal research related to a case
  • Compiling evidence and preparing materials for trial
  • Directing and coordinating law-office operations
  • Preparing and indexing legal documents, reports and other litigation materials using computer software
  • Maintaining electronic databases and all electronic materials and documents related to law cases using relevant e-Discovery software

You'll lead a rewarding career in settings such as:

  • Local and international law firms
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Professional services firms
  • Finance and insurance firms
  • Government agencies

Find Your Place In A Multi-billion Dollar Industry

Recent trends indicate that law firms increasingly use technology and computer software for managing documents and preparing for trials. In today’s technology-driven environment, paralegals must be equipped with electronic database-management skills and be current on the latest e-Discovery software. E-Discovery refers to all electronic materials that are searched, located and secured as resources for a trial. These include emails, text messages, phone records, accounting databases, websites and other electronic documents.

E-Discovery has quickly become a multibillion-dollar industry and a key component of the legal process, often comprising 50 percent or more of litigation costs. E-Discovery experts recognize a huge knowledge gap in the profession, leading to an ever-growing need for highly educated paralegals with the right e-Discovery expertise.

That’s why Bryan University one of the few schools in the U.S. committed to providing you with the unique combination of litigation support, paralegal studies, and e-Discovery education.

Gain a Competitive Advantage with Skills & Certifications that Employers Want

In today’s electronic-driven legal environment, paralegals and legal assistants must be equipped with the right technology expertise and be current on the latest e-Discovery software, in addition to the following competencies:

  • Paralegal science and legal office management
  • Business, criminal, civil, family and contract law
  • Civil litigation and investigative research
  • Database management and Microsoft Office©
  • Receive preparation for the nationally-recognized Certified Paralegal (CP) exam through National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)one exam attempt is included in the program tuition, along with all your books and courseware!4

Several Program Options Available - 100% Online

At Bryan University, you can choose to complete a Certificate in paralegal and legal assistant studies, an Associate Degree in paralegal and legal assistant studies, or you may consider continuing your education at the Bachelor's Degree level. All programs at Bryan U are accredited nationally by ACCSC and allow you to study from the comfort of home. You also prepare for certification through recognized organizations such as NALA. If you have prior college credit, or you have already completed a certificate or an associate degree, we will accept as many credits as possible (and potentially your entire associate degree) to help accelerate your program. To receive information about either program, please call us or complete the form above.

Build Expertise in Our State-of-the Art Simulation Lab

Our one-of-a-kind ELSSA™ simulation lab (E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation & Applications) challenges you with real-world scenarios using cutting-edge industry software, so you can build the practical expertise and experience that employers demand.  In this interactive, real-world environment, you’ll learn to handle a variety of cases using the latest technologies available and develop a skillset that is primed for career growth.

Engaging, Live Online Classes You take from Home

As a Bryan student, you'll attend live virtual classes over the internet where you can see, speak and chat with your instructors and classmates from the comfort of your home. Plus, with an exciting student-centric website, you can access homework, practice exercises and class information anytime. At Bryan, we don’t think online learning means learning alone. This is why we provide you with individual faculty and mentor support, so you experience learning with the best.

10 More Reasons to Choose Bryan University

  1. Tuition Lock Guarantee.
    We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus your tuition goes down the longer you’re in school. Financial aid available if you qualify.
  2. Books, Courseware, & Certification Included.
    We take care of shipping your textbooks and provide you easy access to electronic courseware. Plus, we help prepare you for nationally-recognized certifications.
  3. Focus on Employment.
    You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.
  4. Job Placement Assistance.
    As a graduate, you’ll receive career placement services, including job networking best practices, sharpening your interview skills, and creating an eye-catching resume.
  5. Learn by Doing.
    You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.
  6. Return for Refresher Classes.
    As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.
  7. Accelerated Programs.
    You can get started – and finish – fast.
  8. Faculty Who Put You First.
    Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.
  9. Welcome Kits Included.
    Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you’re ready to start school.
  10. History of Excellence.
    We have a 82-year track record of preparing graduates for successful careers since 1940.

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1 See Also see Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at Site visited on 1/5/2022. Also, job market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program and may differ based on your geographic location and other factors.
2 See U.S. News Best Social Service Jobs 2021.
3 Robert Half©2015 Salary Guide for the Legal Field.
4 Note that the NALA CP credential is not required for employment. Students must complete the associated degree program to qualify to take the CP exam.
5 Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.