Paralegal Studies Program

The paralegal is a critical member of the legal support team. Paralegals are responsible for conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, maintaining legal files and interacting with clients as well as providing critical administrative support in the office. This Paralegal Studies program introduces you 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. Legal assistant students will learn skills for communication, writing, conflict resolution, legal negotiation and computer skills. A legal assistant student will also build research skills and learn 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.

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm#tab-6

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.

-Jennifer Hill,
Class of 2014

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Paralegal Studies Courses

Paralegal Studies students at the New York Metro campus of Mildred Elley will also have an opportunity to specialize by taking coursework in the following:

  • Document Processing
  • Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • Spreadsheet and Database Applications
  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts
  • Torts
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • Introduction to Professional Office Management
  • Internship

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 legal assistant job training available. Mildred Elley also offers many different benefits for program students.

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships For Those Who Qualify
  • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Convenient Location in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District
  • Easy Access to Express Subways and Buses
  • Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
  • International Students Welcome

*Proudly offered as a branch campus program of the Mildred Elley Albany Campus. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for further details and disclosures.

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