Program Code: 10-110-1
Print Program Overview and Courses
Associate Degree: 2 Years, 66 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Paralegals work under the supervision of a lawyer. The paralegal provides assistance by drafting and preparing legal documents; researching the law; selecting, compiling and using technical legal information; assistance with preparation for trials; and interviewing clients as needed. Paralegals are not authorized to practice law. A mastery of the English language, client service, and the ability to understand and interpret information, as well as strong attention to detail, are essential to the profession. The paralegal is a vital member of the legal team.
The Paralegal program is designed in a flexible format to allow working adults to take evening classes that provide the educational experiences necessary to become an assistant to a lawyer in the practice of law. Students will be taught by industry professionals who teach the procedures and the laws that are needed to function effectively in a law office or a related legal field. The Paralegal program is designed to provide the educational experiences necessary to become an assistant to a lawyer in the practice of law. Students will learn the procedures and the laws that are needed to function effectively in a law office or a related legal field.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Program Offered at These Locations
Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Helpful High School Courses
- Apply ethical principles in a legal environment.
- Process legal documents.
- Perform legal research.
- Apply critical thinking skills to address legal issues.
- Demonstrate professionalism in a legal environment.
Courses in English (grammar and composition), computer applications and accounting are very helpful. In addition, students should have mastered basic math skills.
For additional information, call or e-mail Scott Borley at (920) 996-2983.