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Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program Overview

The legal assistant/paralegal program is designed to prepare students to enter the legal field as a legal assistant or paralegal.

The program emphasizes practical civil litigation skills and tasks. The program prepares future legal assistants and paralegals to perform tasks such as researching legal issues, drafting legal documents, preparing pleadings, summarizing documents, organizing trial notebooks, and interviewing clients.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Class Training

Legal administrative assistants continue to assume an increasing range of tasks. Knowledge, ability and accuracy in the following areas are essential:

  • Civil procedure
  • Family law
  • Contract law
  • Torts
  • Legal research and writing
  • Wills, trusts and probate
  • Paralegal externship
  • Criminal procedure
  • Trial preparation and procedure

On completion of our program, you can be qualified for entry-level employment with law firms, corporate legal departments, and various government offices.

There are many different areas of law you can pursue including: litigation, personal injury, corporate law, employee benefits, labor law, bankruptcy, and criminal law.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

* Schedules subject to change. Program versions may vary by campus. Please contact the campus for current programs and schedules.


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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures

  • For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Colorado Springs Program Disclosures.
  • Completion rates for this program*:
    • No students enrolled part-time in the enrollment cohort July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008, or the program was not offered during this period.
    • No students enrolled full-time in the enrollment cohort July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011, or the program was not offered during this period.

* For information regarding assumptions made in establishing these completion rates, click here.

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