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 training program introduces 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 their organization is operating within applicable legal frameworks. Students will learn skills for communication, writing, conflict resolution, legal negotiation and computer skills. Critical to a paralegal student is research skills and learning to gather facts of the case to support attorneys during litigation. These are some of the skills that 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.
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
Paralegal Studies Courses
Paralegal Studies students at the Albany, NY campus of Mildred Elley will also have an opportunity to specialize by taking coursework in the following:
- Principals of Digital Literacy
- Document Processing I
- Word Processing and Presentation Applications
- Spreadsheet and Database Applications
- Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Civil Litigation
- Family Law
- Business Law
- Legal Research & Writing
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 Schedule
- Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
- Free Career Assessment
- International Students Welcome
Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
In Albany, NY 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.