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Kirkwood Community College

Obtain a entry-level position in the paralegal job market

A Paralegal is a professional assistant to a lawyer and is sometimes referred to as a legal assistant. A paralegal may be asked to assume many duties from a lawyer with the exception of undertakings that include giving legal advice or representing a client in court, although the paralegal may, during trials, assist.

This American Bar Association-approved program ensures that students are capable of obtaining entry-level positions in the paralegal job market. Those already employed in law-related fields can also enhance their career credentials through the program. Graduates have found positions in:

  • law firms
  • legal departments
  • and various government offices.

Those who have gone on to law school, after completing their bachelor's degrees, have discovered that they possess excellent pre-law experience because of the paralegal education that they received at Kirkwood. The program's courses are also useful for any student desiring to explore a career in law. The first law class, Paralegal Studies Orientation, satisfies three credit hours of the social science requirement toward an A.A. (associate of arts) or toward an A.S. Degree (associate of science).





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