at UNM Continuing Education
This program is an intense, fast-paced introduction to the legal system,
basic concepts of paralegalism, and legal research and writing.
505-277-0077, Option 1
UNM Continuing Education
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Become a Paralegal
Students who complete this course gain skills in drafting documents,
interviewing, trial preparation, briefing cases, and legal research and
writing, utilizing the UNM Law Library, WESTLAW, and visits to observe
motions and trials in the courtroom.
Upon successful completion and at the recommendation of the instructor, students are eligible to apply for a mentored paralegal internship in
government setting or private law firms.
Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Course
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the legal system and basic
concepts of paralegalism, including civil procedure, litigation, evidence, interviewing,
law office management, ethics, and Court rules and procedures. Students will learn
basic library and online research, in addition to legal analysis and legal writing skills.
As of Fall 2013, this program now requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
For admission, please submit a transcript (unofficial is allowed) to: Angela Pacheco,
UNM Continuing Education, MSC07 4030, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
87131. For questions, please contact Angela Pacheco, Program Supervisor, at
email@example.com or 505-277-3975.
UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd. NE
(just north of Indian School)
Over 70% of our students who have
successfully completed both the
Paralegal Certificate Course and
Internship are currently working as
paralegals or enrolled in law school.
37326 SPA February 17-April 10
As a post-baccalaureate certificate program, graduates of our program are eligible for
membership into the State Bar of New Mexico Paralegal Division. For more information,
visit their website at http://www.nmbar.org/aboutsbnm/paralegaldivision/
The internship is designed to expand knowledge through supervised placements in
govermental and other legal settings. The student intern will work under the direct
supervision of an attorney or paralegal in a govermental agency or law office as
arranged and approved by the instructor. Completion of UNM Continuing Education
Paralegal Certificate course with a GPA of 3.0 or better and instructor recommendation is required for enrollment in the internship.
Students that qualify for the internship usually complete it the semester immediately following the Paralegal certificate course. Days and times of the internship will be
arranged with the student and internship site mentor. Information regarding registration for the internship will be provided in your acceptance letter.
To be arranged
For more information:
Contact Angela Pacheco, Program Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 505-277-3975 or visit our website at ce.unm.edu.