Posted on 2014-07-02

By Jimmy Lichtenwalter

Samford University will host a July 17 information session for the Paralegal Studies Certificate program. The session is from 5:45-7 p.m. in Samford's Harwell G. Davis Library.

Samford has the oldest paralegal certificate program in Alabama and the only one approved by the American Bar Association in Birmingham, according to Laura Tomlin, program director. Students can complete the 30 credit hour program, which consists of 10 three hour courses, in as little as a year if they attend full time. Courses are taught by experienced attorneys and professional paralegals. All the classes take place in the evening.

"We have a good success rate helping our students find rewarding careers in the field," said Tomlin. "This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the program, the application process, and the career opportunities."

Although advance reservations are not required, individuals can register for the information session via email:

Jimmy Lichtenwalter is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.