Hi to James,
I have just been contacted by Novus about attending their program
From my understanding, all work is done by mail only. The seven states that they mention are the only ones you can sit to take the bar exam.
I am still a little worried about the program, but they are the cheapest and do have a payment plan. I would say that a person should only take this course of study if they are planing to go into business for theirself in the entertainment business or publishing business, but not to go in to the court system to defend someone.
However, the law is pretty much a self taught lesson if you truly look at the courses they are giving you. These courses are the same courses as the ones they give you in the Associate Degree programs to become a paralegal. The only reason I think the ABA does not approve these programs are because you are not giving the extra classes which include english, math, biology, etc...the stuff that B&M schools love to make you take for the extra money.
So, as far as I see it those paralegals are not ABA approved.