Marist's is the only Paralegal Certificate program in the Upper Hudson River Valley that is approved by the American Bar Association.
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The Bar is Higher Than Ever
As the only ABA-approved paralegal program in the Upper Hudson River Valley, the Paralegal Certificate at Marist is designed to prepare you with the practical experience, hands-on learning, and endless resources to move you forward in your career at a rapid pace. The Marist Paralegal Program has articulation agreements in place with three local two-year community colleges, SUNY Ulster, SUNY Orange, SUNY Columbia-Green. In addition, the Paralegal Program is a jointly registered program with SUNY Ulster. These graduates earn an Associate in Science in Individual Studies from SUNY Ulster and an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate from Marist.
Paralegal Certificate Virtual Information Session
Monday, June 5 @ 6:30 PM
Experience for yourself what makes the Paralegal Certificate at Marist so unique by attending our Paralegal Certificate Virtual Information Session on Monday, June 5 at 6:30 pm (ET). During the Virtual Information Session, you will have the opportunity to meet the Marist Paralegal Program Director/Pre-Law Advisor, Annamaria Maciocia, and learn more about the Paralegal Profession.
If you are interested in attending, RSVP below.
A Respected Paralegal Program that Conforms to Your Schedule
As the only ABA-approved paralegal program in the Upper Hudson River Valley, the Paralegal Certificate at Marist is designed to provide you with crucial hands-on experience and resources. The weekend cohort is the perfect option to work with the schedule and lifestyle of a professional adult.
The weekend cohort is specifically designed for working professionals to complete their certificate in just 12 months over 24 weekends.
Be thoroughly prepared for a successful career as a paralegal with real-world experience like completing legal research and drafting legal memoranda.
With the reputable Paralegal Certificate from Marist on your resume, there is no limit to your career success. Past program graduates have begun careers at premier institutions in their fields, and below are only a few examples.
Prior to enrolling in the Marist Paralegal Program, I knew that I wanted to work at a law firm, but I wasn’t sure which area of law. As a result of enrolling in the program my professors were a valuable asset in helping me get started. Through their various teaching methods, I gained a better understanding of the legal profession and which areas of law that would pique my interest. The Marist Paralegal Program was impressive from beginning to end.
Tarter, Krinsky & Drogin, LLP, NYC law firm
I was nervous about going back to college at 40 years old but Marist was a wonderful experience for me. I was working full time and went to Marist at night and I took one class a semester and it was perfect for me. .The program helped me get started in my career at IBM.
Fishkill Patent Center
These courses are not your run of the mill, sit all day and listen to the the instructor lecture type of courses You will participate hands-on individually and also collectively with your classmates. Shortly after graduating from the paralegal program I was offered a job as a domestic violence paralegal for a local non-profit.
Dawn Marie Del Valle
Domestic Violence Paralegal
Legal Services of the Mid-Hudson Valley
The program covers a wide range of legal areas which gives you a strong foundation in many expertise. This also helps you explore the different areas of law and find what interests you most. My time at Marist really gave me the strength and insight I needed to build a solid career as a paralegal.
Wilson Elser, Manhattan, NY insurance defense firm
Of all of my higher education experiences, my time as a student in the Marist College Paralegal Program was one of the most enjoyable. I began the Program with an interest in the subject matter, but the courses, the professors, and the discussions with my classmates helped to foster a true appreciation for the law. The professors not only provided real-world application of the subject matter which made class discussions relatable, but made themselves available outside of class hours for questions and further discussion. The Program is structured to help students succeed, creating an environment where students are engaged and enjoying their time in the classroom.
Director, Lease Administration
Seritage Growth Properties
Marist’s Paralegal Program helped me to “round out” my professional knowledge. Although I was a little bit apprehensive about going back to school after so many years, those thoughts quickly diminished. The program was very diversified, I never once felt out of place. I have garnered two promotions since I completed the program and I have no doubt that the knowledge and experience I gained was integral in obtaining those promotions.
Wendy A. Freyhagen
Associate Court Clerk
Dutchess Supreme & County Courts