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.

Students 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. 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

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 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
  • Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
  • Free Career Assessment
  • International Students Welcome

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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