Education

Education is an extremely important component of a paralegal's career.

Georgia has several ABA-approved schools, including Athens Technical College, Clayton State University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College f/k/a DeKalb Technical College (Covington and Clarkston Campus locations), Herzing University Atlanta, South University - Savannah, and University of North Georgia f/k/a Gainesville State College. 

ABA link for more information on its approved programs:

http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/paralegals/directory/ga.html 

There are also well known universities with paralegal programs, such as Emory University and University of Georgia.

Other legal studies education may be in the form of Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Then, like attorneys, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) needs to be a priority for paralegals in order to keep current.  A suggested minimum of six to 12 hours per year are easily earned through GAP's education seminars, NFPA webinars or programs, and web offerings from national companies, such as CSC.