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UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education Announces 40-year Milestone of Paralegal Certificate Program; Offers Compressed Schedule For Winter and Spring Quarters

Compressed Schedule Enables Students to Complete Curriculum in Three Months

IRVINE, Calif. – October 17, 2016 – The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of its Paralegal Certificate Program, which provides students an educational foundation to become an ethical, professional, and effective member of a legal services delivery team. The American Bar Association approved program celebrates 40 years of practice-based quality education and meets the most rigorous standards set for paralegal training.

To meet growing demand, available for the first time, the Paralegal Certificate Program – Compressed Schedule is now offered during winter quarter 2017. This will allow students to complete the entire program during the daytime in one quarter. The on-campus full-day winter courses run from January 3 to March 30, 2017 and the summer courses will begin in June with exact dates to be determined. Winter quarter registration is now open.

“For 40 years UCI Division of Continuing Education’s Paralegal Certificate Program has prepared, and will continue to prepare, students for a rewarding career as a paralegal with university-quality curriculum,” said Ian Gibson, Esq., director of law and finance programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education. “The paralegal field is experiencing significant growth and is full of opportunities in a number of employment settings, including law firms and corporations, as well as a variety of public sector organizations, so now is the time to jump start your career.”

UCI Division of Continuing Education has a long history of delivering top-notch paralegal training with courses and curriculum designed by an esteemed advisory board consisting of attorneys, judges and paralegals. The Paralegal Certificate Program offers a balance of workplace applicable skills and legal theory. Concepts and practical skills are taught and reinforced utilizing case studies, lectures, class discussions, group exercises, assignments and guest speakers.

“The students are uniformly diligent, focused, highly motivated and committed to becoming outstanding members of the legal profession and improving the lives of the clients they will serve,” said Chuck Mandel, course instructor at UCI Division of Continuing Education. “The courses consist of lectures, interactive group activities and analysis of real life factual scenarios in the subject being taught which are designed to enhance critical thinking, verbal and advocacy skills.”

To learn more about the curriculum or to register, visit here or call (949) 824-4661.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit