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Career Opportunities

The goal of the college's Paralegal Studies program is to prepare students for entry-level paralegal positions in the common areas of law practice.

Paralegals are nonlawyers, and, therefore, are prohibited from the unauthorized practice of law. This program trains paralegals, and is not a program for training lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals perform many vital and useful functions for law firms, the business community, and government agencies.

Services Performed by Paralegals:

  • research and investigation
  • document preparation and organization
  • client interviewing
  • title searches, closings, foreclosures, and other real estate work
  • litigation support and assistance
  • law office management

Graduates of this program can also become leaders in a variety of professional positions and industries, including:

  • Claims (Adjuster, Administrator, Appraiser, Examiner, Investigator)
  • Conflicts Analyst / Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Clerk, Judicial Assistant
  • Evidence / Forensic technician
  • Jury Consultant
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Mortgage Processor, Title Examiner
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Real Estate Agent, Broker, Assistant

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Click here for additional career information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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