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Paralegal Program Overview

Join a profession that has an expected job growth rate of 8 percent between 2014 and 2024*. There is a need for paralegals in the legal profession.

You can learn about the necessary tools to provide vital assistance to lawyers, clients and courts.

The paralegal program prepares you to perform duties, under the supervision of an attorney, such as:

  • Researching Legal Issues
  • Drafting Legal Documents
  • Preparing Pleadings
  • Summarizing Documents
  • Organizing Trial Notebooks
  • Interviewing Clients

You will learn fundamental legal principles in the areas of criminal and civil procedure, tort, contract, wills and probate, and family law. In addition you will learn how to perform legal research, analyze cases and prepare case briefs.

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

*Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations - [http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm] Paralegals and Legal Assistants section of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your own hard work, professional attitude and demeanor, experience, and local market factors may impact personal employment opportunities.

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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 Tampa Program Disclosures.
  • Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010, fewer than 10 students completed for the enrollment cohort. The completion percentage has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

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

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