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General Information about a Paralegal Career

A Paralegal plays an important role in the legal office. Under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals perform a wide variety of duties. They often help attorneys prepare for hearings, trials, closings and corporate meetings. Paralegals also assist in identifying appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other material that are relevant to assigned cases. ACC educates students regarding legal terminology, research and investigation, document drafting, litigation, and computer and organizational skills. The program focuses on providing students with the education and skills they need to be an asset in a law firm. When students graduate, they feel prepared and confident about their skills and knowledge.

Career Opportunities

Paralegals are employed in all types of organizations including law firms, corporations, banks, insurance companies, federal, state, and local governments, legal aid organizations and more. Litigation, personal injury, corporate, criminal, and family law practices are just some of the areas where a Paralegal can find employment. According to the U.S. Labor statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.  The need for persons to assist the legal profession has expanded greatly with population increases and the growing demand for legal services.

For more information about starting your career as a Paralegal, call 281.756.3642 or email paralegal@alvincollege.edu.

 

 

 
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