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Earn your Paralegal Certificate in just one year!

Professionals with a paralegal certificate are sought after in areas such as healthcare, criminal law, family law, real estate law and more. Join an exciting industry, or increase your earning potential in the legal profession.

Gain knowledge that firms and employers in every industry need. Earn your paralegal certificate online through UW Oshkosh! 

This program will help you:

We are currently planning our next round of courses!

Dates and registration information will be available soon. 

Program Overview

The certificate program includes a total of five classes, each lasting seven weeks. Classes are designed to meet the needs of both experienced and new legal professionals. You will learn how to:

  • Research and write office documents for the legal profession
  • Explore and investigate a legal specialty
  • Learn the procedures of a local court system
  • Understand the management of a law office
  • Develop strategies for a paralegal job search

Important note for students: All prospective students must email the instructor, Zoran Pervanovich, at for advising, acceptance into the certificate program, and registration.

Course Descriptions and Start Dates:

Is The Paralegal Career Right For You? FREE

Paralegal, legal assistant, lawyer’s assistant are all titles used to describe individuals who work with attorneys and law professionals. Click here to view the free online orientation

Paralegal Research (seven weeks) $195

This course presents an overview of entry-level, paralegal research and writing tools. All students will access law resources online and at the local library once a week for specific assignments. In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law applying the same to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC reasoning technique. All work must be submitted online.

Paralegal Jurisprudence (seven weeks) $195

This course presents an overview of the paralegal profession including many of the more popular entry-level areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, probate, real estate and many others). All students will be required to select and pursue at least one specialty area and write a twelve-part report for substantive career development. Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online.

Paralegal Litigation (seven weeks) $195

This course presents an overview of litigation and trial support used by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work. All students will be required to visit a local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeals. In addition, each student will be asked to make a presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online.

Paralegal Management (seven weeks) $195

This course is an overview of the paralegal office manager at work. All students will be required to network/mentor with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and/or government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class. All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online.

Paralegal Career (seven weeks) $195

This course presents an overview of paralegal job search/portfolio method and will help you identify special legal skills that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market. All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal career portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation. Each student will also post a résumé online at the end of class.

Upcoming Start Dates

Check back soon for 2015 program start dates! If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, fill out the "Request for More Information" form. 

Additional Program Information

Program Cost

The cost to complete each course is $195, or $975 for the entire Certificate Program. The cost includes all study materials.

Registration Deadline

Your registration is requested 10 days prior to each course. After that date, call the the UW Oshkosh Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement to determine program availability.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by the registration deadline will receive a full refund minus the cancellation processing fee of $40. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after the deadline date.

About the Instructor

Mr. Zoran V. Perovanovich has been a paralegal educator and consultant for more than 20 years. He is the founder and instructor of Midwest Paralegal Studies and is dedicated to coordinating flexible, low-cost, entry-level paralegal tutoring across the country.

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