Legal Assisting / Paralegal

Degree Type
Associate of Science

Locations
Altamonte Springs
Fort Lauderdale

Program Length
8 quarters*

Prepare for a rewarding career as a legal assistant or paralegal at City College!

It seems like there is an area of the law covering just about every sector of society today. The majority of attorneys practicing in those areas would likely agree, that their success is directly affected by the skilled paralegals on their team.

So, if you’re looking for a fascinating career in an industry that is definitely not slowing down any time soon, paralegal training is a great option to consider! Jobs for paralegals are growing much faster than the average rate and are predicted to increase by as much as 15% by 2026**.

The Legal Assistant/Paralegal program at City College is helping students just like you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a variety of legal environments.

What You'll Learn

One of the best things about becoming a paralegal is the versatility your training brings. You won’t just be learning about one area of the law, you’ll study family law, real estate law, torts, criminal law, general law and many other areas, giving you a wide range of knowledge in different practice areas.

You’ll also get a strong foundation in research techniques, effective communications skills, document preparation, legal ethics and training in legal computer software.

During your paralegal training at City College, you’ll have opportunities for on the job legal training through an externship that puts you in an exciting, real-world legal environment!

Program Highlights

  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • Contracts and Commercial Transactions
  • Court Proceeding and Litigations
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law

CORE COURSES

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Contracts and Commercial Transactions
  • Court Proceedings and Litigation
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • Family Law
  • General Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Real Estate Law
  • Torts

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Career Opportunities

When you complete the program, you’ll have earned an Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal and can apply for an entry-level position in a variety of legal organizations such as the State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender Office or any private practice. Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:

Banks

Corporate Legal Departments

Government Agencies

Insurance Companies

Private Law Firms

Real Estate & Title Insurance Firms

Is Career Training Right for You?

Take the City College Career Training Readiness Quiz

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Student Testimonials

* A quarter is made up of 11 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.

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**https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm

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