A Two-Year Program Leading to the A.S. Degree
Graduates, without further education, may seek employment as paralegals throughout the United States in private and public law offices, corporate offices, government offices (federal and state), and private companies. Job market assistance and evaluation is available to all graduates. Graduates may pursue further education toward ultimate completion of a baccalaureate degree and of law school. The unauthorized practice of law carries severe civil (and, in some states, criminal) penalties. Paralegals are individuals, qualified by education, training or work experience, who are employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.