THE VALUE OF CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
We understand that students have many choices in legal secretary education. There are 2-year, 4-year, and several month long programs. But certificate programs are valued as much as any other form of legal secretary education. And as you will see, there are definite advantages to a certificate program.
But how do Certificate programs & Associate Degree programs compare with longer, more expensive degree and non-degree programs?
The best answer to this question is to determine what weight the attorneys that hire paralegals give to those programs. And the best way to determine this is to look at how graduates of Certificate programs are paid in comparison with other programs.
Legal Assistant Today Magazine publishes a salary survey that is conducted every 2 years by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). In a recent survey, graduates of certificate programs, such as the one proposed here, are compensated at a higher rate than any other form of education!
But why would legal secretaries graduating from certificate programs be compensated at a higher rate than even degreed programs? The answer is that attorneys know certificate program students are trained in one thing: Legal Secretary skills! After all, that's what the attorney wants, a well trained legal secretary. It also means that certificate program graduates also wind up being among the most successful legal secretaries.
So, if you want to put yourself in a great position to succeed in the legal secretary profession, consider the The Legal Academy of Florida Studies Program!