Paralegal Studies Program
The paralegal is a crucial piece of any legal support team. Paralegals conduct expert legal research, draft documents, maintaining files, interact with clients as well as provide administrative support. The Paralegal Studies program introduces degree and certificate students to the essential computer applications necessary to the legal field.
The paralegal studies student will learn the principles of law and fundamentals to ensure the law firm, governmental agency or organization is operating within applicable legal frameworks. Degree and certificate students will learn skills for communication, writing, conflict resolution and legal negotiation. The Paralegal Studies student will learn proper computer skills for legal research and litigation support. They will also use these computer skills to organize and maintain documentation, exhibits and witness testimony. Since paralegals work closely with clients, witnesses and opposing counsel, the degree and certificate student will create interpersonal skills to build good relationships and allow clients and witnesses to feel comfortable talking with the paralegal student. Critical to a paralegal student is research skills and learning to gather facts of the case to help draft legal documents. All of these skills will be focused on in the Mildred Elley Paralegal Studies program.
Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026 according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics †, much faster than the average for all occupations. As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, they are expected to hire more paralegals and legal assistants.
Paralegal Studies Degrees and Certificates are offered at all three Mildred Elley Campuses!
Paralegal Studies Program Benefits
Attending Mildred Elley means you not only receive a quality higher education experience, but it also means you get access to the most advanced paralegal studies job training available. Mildred Elley also offers many different benefits for paralegal studies program students.
- Financial Aid & Scholarships for Those Who Qualify
- Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
- Flexible School Schedule
- Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
- Free Career Assessment
- International Students Welcome
Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
There are many potential opportunities for career placement. After graduating from Mildred Elley with a degree or certificate enjoy our lifetime job placement assistance and are ready to pursue a rewarding career as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant.
I went into paralegal and decided it was something I was passionate about and that I could make a real difference. It gave me the confidence that I could be successful in a career.
Class of 2014