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2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paralegal


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Campus Location: Dubuque

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree

Description: Students in the Paralegal program will receive comprehensive instruction in legal concepts, communications and writing skills, and legal procedures needed to prepare them for entry-level positions in a law environment. Paralegals work under the supervision of attorneys in private or public environments to assist with many areas of law, including interviewing clients, preparing documents and research. Paralegals cannot give legal advice or represent clients in court. They may assist attorneys at trial. The program curriculum provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom through a required practicum experience in a private law office, government agency or a business that utilizes attorneys. Graduates find employment with private firms, corporate legal departments, banks, title companies, insurance companies and government agencies. Many courses may be applied toward a four-year degree.

Enrollment Process: See Enrollment Process .

Minimum Credits: 68

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