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Manhattanville College Launches Web-Delivered Paralegal Program
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 14:41
Self Paced and Interactive Program Meets Needs of Changing Legal Market

Purchase, NY — Manhattanville College announces the launch of its Online Executive Certificate in Paralegal Studies offered in partnership with Dalton Education, a leading provider of innovative online education programs. Designed to meet the changing needs of the legal profession which is relying more heavily on trained and skilled paralegals, the six-course certificate can be completed in six months, and students will develop a host of sought-after professional skills.

Since the downturn in the economy five years ago, law firms have been restructuring and changing their hiring patterns. Many small and medium firms plan to expand their team with skilled paralegals rather than newly minted lawyers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects positions for paralegals will grow by 28% in the next decade. Manhattanville's Online Executive Certificate in Paralegal Studies includes job placement and interviewing and resume assistance to participating students. Some of the courses offered include: Legal Research and Writing; Civil Litigation; Torts; and Contracts. Students can participate from home or the office at times convenient with their schedules.

"Westchester County is home to an extremely high concentration of small and medium-size law firm, " said Anthony Davidson, Dean of Manhattanville College Graduate and Professional Studies. "In keeping with our history of enabling people to upgrade their skills or transition into another career, our Paralegal Certificate program will produce highly skilled paralegal professionals, who can immediately make a difference in the workplace. We are pleased to partner with Dalton Education to offer this paralegal program."

Manhattanville College seeks to serve the legal community as a partner in education for law firms, banks, and other businesses in need of paralegal services. Through the college's Paralegal Certificate program, firms and business can train their current office workforce to prepare them for even greater responsibilities in the legal profession.

About Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College (www.manhattanville.edu) is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution located just 30 minutes from New York City serving 1,700 undergraduate students and nearly1,000 graduate students from 66 countries and 33 states. The student body provides more than 30,000 community service hours annually reinforcing Manhattanville's commitment to civic engagement and social action. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate courses of study, ranging from traditional Bachelor's to accelerated programs geared to adult learners. Manhattanville also offers a wide variety of Master's programs including degrees in management, Sports Business Management, and Creative Writing, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

About Dalton Education

Dalton Education is a leading provider of innovative online education solutions in accounting, finance, business, law and financial planning. Programs consist of providing the highest quality education through premier university partners and the leading instructors in the industry.

For more information about the Online Executive Certificate in Paralegal Studies contact us at:

Email: Manhattanville@legal-institute.com

Phone: (877) 426-2373

Fax: (877) 884-4711

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