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Area of Study: Public and Social Services
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Public and Social Services
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Paralegal

Paralegals help keep the wheels of justice moving

Paralegals draft legal documents, perform research, and assist attorneys before and during trials. Paralegals, also known as legal assistants, have a vast array of employment opportunities in both government and the private sector. Classes are taught by local attorneys and are offered nights and weekends to suit your learning needs. An associate of applied science degree and an advanced technical certificate are available.

Career Information

Paralegals work in private law firms, corporations, government agencies, and public interest law offices. Courses focus on subjects such as family law, real property, wills and trusts, civil litigation, contracts, and legal writing, among others.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Paralegals and Legal Assistants
23.3 Hourly Wage 3543 Currently Employed
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.
3543 Paralegals and Legal Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.89 % over the next four years.
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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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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Paralegal


Certificate Level 4

Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate
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Which award path is right for you?

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.

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