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