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Paralegals, also known as legal assistants, play important roles in the legal process. They draft documents, perform research, and assist attorneys before and during trials. Courses in this program are taught by local attorneys. Topics include family law, real property, wills and trusts, civil litigation, and legal writing.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

    Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

    Hourly Wage: $23.3

    Currently Employed: 3616


    3616 people are employed as Paralegals and Legal Assistants. This number is expected to increase by 6.58% over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Paralegal

Certificate Level 4

  • Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.