An exciting and challenging career awaits you in a growing field. As a paralegal, you will be involved in all facets of the law while working under the direction of a licensed attorney. A successful paralegal is a good communicator, enjoys working with diverse populations, pays attention to details, is a strong problem solver, and is ethical.
This program is an ABA (American Bar Association) approved program. The current ABA definition of a Legal Assistant/Paralegal is as follows:
A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
This program covers all aspects of law: criminal, family, real estate, civil, and probate. Our graduates find employment in private practice, corporate legal departments, and government entities.
Core courses are offered in a traditional format during the day with some offered online and blended. General education classes are available in tradition and online formats.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.