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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, 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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Job Titles & Career Information

Paralegals and Legal Assistants
23.3 Hourly Wage 3616 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.
3616 Paralegals and Legal Assistants are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.58 % over the next four years.
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Program Map

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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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?

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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.

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