colleagues in a law officeLearn legal fundamentals, appropriate skills, and practical experience to work in a legal office

A paralegal is trained in legal matters and assists lawyers with researching facts for cases, preparing documents, maintaining files, and preparing for trial. Paralegals are prepared by their training to read, interpret, and summarize case law and other legal documents and may make recommendations to the lawyers with whom they work.

Career Opportunities

Paralegals commonly specialize in one particular area of law such as criminal law, family law, or personal injury law.

Average Salary - $50,000


  • Analytic critical thinking
  • Identify and explain professional and ethical standards appropriate to the legal profession
  • Apply legal concepts including jurisdiction, contract law, property law, agency and business organization types


Paralegal Studies, A.A.S.
Earn your Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies.
60 total credit hours required

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