Become a Legal Paraprofessional

Get the education you need to practice law under Arizona's new limited-scope license.

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The State of Arizona's new Legal Paraprofessional (LP) license allows people with specific education and experience to provide legal services in limited practice areas.

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law offers the educational pathway you need to qualify for the state's Legal Paraprofessional (LP) licensing examination.

  • Represent clients in court and provide legal advice and assistance in approved practice areas

  • This first-in-the-nation program puts you at the forefront of improving access to justice and innovating legal services

  • Get training in one of four LP endorsement areas: Family Law, Administrative Law, Limited Jurisdiction Civil, or Limited Jurisdiction Criminal 

  • The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the oldest law school in Arizona, with leading degrees and programs in a wide range of cutting-edge areas of law


Legal Paraprofessional Educational Pathways

Master of Legal Studies

If you already have an undergraduate degree, please apply to our Master of Legal Studies program and enroll in the Legal Paraprofessional Concentration.

Application Deadlines

  • For Summer Start: May 1
  • For Fall Start: Aug. 1
  • For Spring Start: Dec. 15

Program Highlights

  • Online cost: $650 per unit
  • In-person cost: $867 per unit
  • Evening classes available
  • No admissions test required
  • 30 units
  • 1 year to complete if enrolled full-time

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BA in Law + Accelerated Master's

University of Arizona BA in Law students may qualify to pursue an accelerated track to the Legal Paraprofessional concentration in the Master of Legal Studies program. The Accelerated MLS allows you to earn an MLS in just one additional semester after completing your BA.

  • Online cost: $650 per unit
  • In-person cost: $867 per unit
  • Evening classes available
  • Apply once you have completed 75 undergrad credit hours
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA required

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BA in Law LP Track

Students completing a BA in LAW can choose courses that will prepare them to pursue a license as an LP. In addition to the BA in Law degree requirements, students must choose LP track required courses related to their chosen endorsement area. Book an appointment with your advisor to discuss the courses.

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What is a Legal Paraprofessional?

  • A Legal Paraprofessional (LP) is a new tier of legal service provider in the State of Arizona, created by the Arizona Supreme Court and regulated by the Arizona Judicial Council
  • Designed to help meet the enormous unmet demand for legal services 
  • Similar to a nurse practitioner in the medical field
  • Must meet education and experience requirements and pass the state licensing exam
  • Licensed LPs in Arizona may
    • draft, sign, and file legal documents
    • provide advice, opinions, or recommendations about legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, or strategies
    • appear before certain courts or tribunals on behalf of a client
    • negotiate for a client in their area of practice

Sign up to get access to an on-demand online information session about the Legal Paraprofessional (LP) license, hosted by faculty and staff of the University of Arizona's BA in Law and Master of Legal Studies programs.

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Get Your Questions Answered

Sign up to get connected with a University of Arizona Law LP counselor who can provide you with more information about our program, evaluate your specific needs and interests and answer your questions about completing your educational pathway to qualify for LP licensure. You'll also be the first to know about any new LP education opportunities.

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