Paralegal Studies

Welcome to the BridgeValley Community and Technical College Paralegal Studies program!

Paralegals are people who work in the legal profession.  While many paralegals work for lawyers, there are a number of other occupations for paralegals.  The BridgeValley Paralegal Studies program has been designed by a lawyer who is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and who is admitted to practice law in multiple state and federal jurisdictions.  

Graduates of the BridgeValley Paralegal Studies program can, upon successful completion of the program and the Paralegal Core Competency Examination, become Registered Paralegals through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  Upon their graduation from BridgeValley, BridgeValley Paralegal graduates can complete two additional years of study to obtain a baccalaureate degree at a partnering institution through a 2+2 agreement. 

BridgeValley's Paralegal Studies program is very affordable and it takes 60 credit hours to complete. There are numerous financial aid opportunities available to assist students who wish to attend BridgeValley. 

Classes are offered at BridgeValley during the fall semester, the spring semester, and two summer terms. 


Lisa Moye, Esquire, JD
Program Coordinator
Paralegal Studies

2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303