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The Advanced Paralegal Institute (API) provides online advanced specialty courses to legal professionals who wish to enhance their value to employers through specialized paralegal education.

See what value we provide:

  • Specialty paralegal certificates to fit your schedule and interests
  • Faculty with on-line teaching experience as well as real world legal experience
  • A credential to enhance your paralegal career
  • A customized curriculum for the experienced paralegal with a flexible schedule

Coupling your basic paralegal certificate with a legal specialty provides you with a tremendous advantage in today’s job market. Earning an advanced specialty certificate allows you to stand out among your fellow paralegals. It also allows for updating your resume if you haven’t been working in the paralegal field, or if you are seeking to change practice specialties.

API courses are designed for legal professionals who have successfully completed a paralegal course of study with an earned degree or paralegal certificate.




According to the U. S. Department of Labor, Paralegals and Legal Assistants is listed as one of the top 10 most secure jobs for 2011. The law continues to get more complex and jobs for attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants aren’t going anywhere. Projected to grow by 13-21% over the next decade as other industries boom and require additional legal services, the legal field will produce the majority of new jobs in health care, intellectual property, bankruptcy, corporate and security litigation, antitrust law, and environmental law.
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