The Paralegal Program at Branford Hall

Paralegal

Are you interested in joining the exciting legal world? You can, with paralegal training from Branford Hall Career Institute. Paralegals support the day-to-day activities in law offices and other legal environments including private law firms, corporations, and the government.

In many cases, paralegals are expected to perform some of the legal work that is often performed by attorneys, and therefore, the paralegal program at Branford Hall will prepare you with a strong foundation in legal concepts.

The Paralegal program includes comprehensive instruction in areas such as civil litigation, trust and probate, real estate law, commercial law and business organization law, as well as computer technologies. You will also learn how to conduct legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing.

The Paralegal program at Branford Hall features online courses as well as on-campus courses. The online courses offer you the convenience of learning from home, while the on-campus courses give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with instructors and classmates. Together, the courses are designed to provide a comprehensive education that can position you for successful entry into the legal field.

A Day in the Life

As a paralegal, you may be working for a busy law firm, a private company, or perhaps a government agency. During a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Help lawyers prepare for closings
  • Investigate the facts presented in cases
  • Prepare written reports for future legal cases
  • Assist in legal research
  • Prepare correspondence and legal papers
  • Help attorneys during trials
  • Draft documents, such as contracts or mortgages
  • Organize and track case files
  • Coordinate the law office activities
  • Maintain financial records

Paralegal as a Career
Find out what your job will be like, the job outlook, and salary trends.

Sample Paralegal Courses
Read about the courses that will help get your new career started.

Placement Services at Branford Hall
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A Graduate's Success Story

Tonisha Gonzalez Paralegal Program

 

“Deciding to go to Branford Hall has been a huge benefit in my life! I am no longer jumping from job to job."

Tonisha Gonzalez was struggling to make ends meet while working part-time at Wal-Mart. She had to care for herself and her daughter, and the job wasn’t enough. She recalls, “I was having a difficult time financially and I didn’t have any real career prospects.” She continued, “I realized that I needed a job with better pay, so that I could take care of my family and we could live more comfortably.”

One field that always interested Tonisha was the field of law. She had always pictured herself working in an office setting. She began looking into paralegal programs, and liked what she saw at Branford Hall. She decided to enroll in the Paralegal program at the campus in Southington, CT.

But Tonisha was still concerned about going back to school. She had been away for some time, and was worried that she would struggle academically. But once school started, her worries went away. She found the coursework to be challenging but manageable. Tonisha credits the instructors with helping to ease her fears. “The faculty and other students were very welcoming at Branford Hall. The instructors were careful to make sure all the students understood what was being taught and presented the information in a way that kept us focused and interested,” Tonisha shares.

After graduation, Tonisha was offered a job as a paralegal at the law office of Peter Upton & Associates, LLC. She was thrilled to take the job, and in a relatively short period of time, she was given a salary promotion. Some of the cases she assisted with included workers’ compensation, criminal law, Social Security, and personal injury.

What Tonisha says about Branford Hall: “Deciding to go to Branford Hall has been a huge benefit in my life! I am no longer jumping from job to job. My financial worries have disappeared. With a more rewarding job, I find I have become more responsible as a professional and as a mother. My attitude is positive, and I am making good decisions in my life. I am a much better worker than I ever had been before, and I walk with my head held high.”

 

Tonisha Gonzalez

 

PROGRAM:

Paralegal program

CAMPUS:

Branford Hall/Southington, CT

 
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