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Paralegal - Thornton

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Join a profession that is expected to grow much faster than the average* among employment for all industries. There is a growing need for paralegals in the legal profession. Start your career with training through Everest's Paralegal Associate Degree program.

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

Paralegal Training Courses

The Paralegal Associate Degree program core courses include:

  • Introduction to Paralegal
  • Criminal Procedure and the Constitution
  • Legal Research and Writing I
  • Legal Research and Writing II
  • Torts
  • Contract Law
  • Wills, Trusts, and Probate
  • Family Law
  • Law Office Management
  • Civil Procedure

With additional courses available in:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Contemporary Issues and Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Introduction to Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Environmental Law

You can learn fundamental knowledge about the formation of contracts, breach of contracts, and remedies for the breach of contracts. Become familiar with the terminology, policies and procedures applied to: estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales, and joint tenancy.

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

Paralegal Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities may include working as an entry-level paralegal in:

  • Legal Offices
  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Corporate Legal Departments
  • Consumer Groups
  • Insurance Companies
  • Banks
  • Title Companies
  • Legal Aid Societies

Paralegal Degree

Upon graduation, you’ll receive an Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Paralegal. Although no different from an AS degree, some states may award an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

Programs may vary by campus. Please refer to the school catalog available at the campus in your area for specific program information.

*Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations - [] 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.

* 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 Thornton Program Disclosures.
  • Completion rates for this program*:
    • For those part-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008, fewer than 10 students completed for the enrollment cohort. The completion percentage has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
    • For those full-time students who enrolled in this program July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011, 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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