Berkeley College Announces Paralegal Studies Certificate Program



Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122


Berkeley College is pleased to announce that in January 2010 it will begin offering a Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at three of its campuses. The non-credit program, which is approved by the American Bar Association, will prepare students with the technical skills, general knowledge and communications abilities necessary to be successful paralegals.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 22 percent by 2016 — much faster than average,” says Berkeley College Dean of the School of Continuing Education Ricardo Ortegón. “The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at Berkeley College can be completed in six months and is ideal for young men and women looking to break into the workforce, as well as for adults seeking to gain new marketable skills.”
The Paralegal Studies Certificate Program will be offered at the New York City Midtown Campus; the Garret Mountain Campus in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), NJ; and the Middlesex Campus in Woodbridge, NJ. The program curriculum includes courses in Legal Research and Writing; Contracts and Uniform Commercial Code; Torts; and Litigation, among other topics.
Information sessions about the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program will be offered by the School of Continuing Education on Tuesday, November 10, and Tuesday, December 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the New York City Midtown, Garret Mountain and Middlesex Campuses. Call 1-800-446-5400, ext. PA9 for more information.
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is
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