Paralegal News


Connie Uthoff

Faculty News

June 11, 2022
Congratulations to CPS faculty who were recently appointed or promoted to new positions. You make us proud!
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New B.A. in Paralegal Studies Launching for fall 2022

December 16, 2021

The market for paralegals is thriving: the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tracks and extrapolates job growth, predicts that the paralegal field will grow by 12% through 2028.

Toni Marsh Featured Guest on Legal Talk Network Podcast

October 05, 2021

Toni Marsh, JD, program director of our Paralegal Studies programs, was the featured guest on The Paralegal Voice, a podcast providing career-success tips for paralegals of any experience

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Paralegal Studies Program Gains American Bar Association Approval

September 14, 2021
The CPS Paralegal Studies program has met the approval of the American Bar Association (ABA) for the excellence of its curriculum, faculty and administration, the only such program granted the designation in Washington, D.C. The CPS program joined a cadre of elite national institutions with the designation after undergoing a rigorous assessment.
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Mark S. Wrighton to Become Interim GW President Jan. 1

September 13, 2021
George Washington University President Thomas J. LeBlanc will retire at the end of the fall 2021 semester, it was announced at a Faculty Senate meeting on Friday. Mark S. Wrighton, a former chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, will serve as GW’s interim president starting Jan. 1.
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Paralegal Studies Program Gains American Bar Association Approval

August 23, 2021
The CPS program joined a cadre of elite national institutions with the designation after undergoing a rigorous assessment.
Janis Nicholas, Randy Townsend, Nikita Thompson

Juggling the Worlds of Work and Academics to Get Ahead

June 19, 2021
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) signature event commemorating George Washington University’s Bicentennial featured a distinguished panel of alumni who described the personal and professional growth they’ve experienced through participation in CPS programs. Full recording of June 8 event available.
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Paralegal Graduates Inducted into LEX Honor Society

June 11, 2021

Program Director Toni Marsh hosted a virtual event May 20 to induct 2021 Paralegal Studies graduates into Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the paralegal national honor society.

Bobby Baker

Class of 2021 Graduates Share Memories

June 10, 2021
Several of our 2021 graduates reminisce on their time at the University by sharing some of their fondest memories.
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Paralegal Studies Webinar: Robbing the Mail Train

October 16, 2020
Today the postal service is under attack on all fronts in an effort that some people believe is meant to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. But are those attacks founded in reality? What’s really at play? And what’s at risk when we attack the United States Post Office? 
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GW Paralegal Studies Student Wins National Scholarship

June 05, 2020

Congratulations to GW Paralegal Studies master’s candidate, Anne Nelson, for winning the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) national scholarship.

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GW Paralegal Faculty and Alumni Shine at IPMA Conference

February 25, 2020
Congratulations to the Paralegal Studies program for a strong GW representation at the 34th Annual IPMA Conference and Expo this fall. Two of our paralegal program faculty won awards and one alumna. Faculty members also gave a presentation.
Toni Marsh

Program Director Toni Marsh Elected President of American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE)

November 29, 2019
Toni Marsh, J.D., associate professor and program director, GW Paralegal Studies, has been elected President of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), a national organization of paralegal educators.
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GW Launches Graduate Certificate for California Paralegals

June 02, 2019

GW will launch a new, fully online graduate certificate in California Paralegal Studies, adding to the suite of well-established and rigorous paralegal studies programs offered by the university.

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Paralegal Students Learn About Major Supreme Court Cases

October 25, 2018
Paralegal master’s degree students, alumni, and other interested attendees gathered September 25 for an enlightening and lively conversation exploring the 2017 US Supreme Court term and upcoming cases of note. The panel discussion was led by GW Paralegal Studies Professor Lawrence Ross, JD and GW Paralegal Studies alumna and Supreme Court Staff Assistant, Jennifer Ellis, MPS. The annual event, proudly sponsored by the GW Paralegal Studies master's degree program, is designed to give students an opportunity to participate in in-depth discussions about cases from the previous Term and give them a preview on what is to come.
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Choosing the Best Online Program for You

August 10, 2018
Is Online Education right for you? Some advice from Toni Marsh, GW's Paralegal Studies Program Director, as quoted in an article in The New York Times.
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University Hosts Proud to Be GW Festivals

August 08, 2018
The annual festivals bring GW staff together for activities and school spirit.
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GW Paralegal Studies Program Honors Slain Activist at Commencement

June 24, 2018
Keynote speaker Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, a paralegal killed protesting neo-Nazis in Charlottesville nine months ago, told Paralegal Studies graduates to “make a difference in the world” at their commencement ceremony in May.
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GW Ranked in Top 25 Online Paralegal Programs

June 20, 2017
GW’s paralegal studies programs were ranked #12 by College Choice for Best Online Paralegal Programs in 2017.
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Redefining Outreach: Designing a Paralegal Curriculum for Tanzania

August 15, 2016

On a recent GW University Facilitating Fund-supported research trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar, Paralegal Studies professors Toni Marsh and Ethel Badawi discovered that the curriculum Professor Marsh

Teacher Award Story

An Apple for the Best Teacher

December 18, 2014
"What? I Won?" This was the immediate reaction of Paralegal Studies professor and assistant director Ethel Hong Badawi when she won a national teaching competition at the 33rd annual conference of the American Association for Paralegal Education in Las Vegas last month.