Paralegal

Paralegals: On the Side of Justice

Are you looking for an entry position in the field of law? Are you interested in legal practices? The Paralegal Certificate from MWCC welcomes students to the paralegal field and to the basics of legal analysis and research.

Paralegals work in many legal settings and perform similar practices to attorneys without appearing in court or providing legal advice. A paralegal will assist in:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Meeting with clients
  • Researching laws
  • Preparing for court cases and trials

Job Outlook for Paralegal and Legal Assistants

You can earn $50,000* a year on average as a paralegal or legal assistant. There is a steady demand for paralegals from a wide variety of organizations with legal departments. As a result, the job outlook will grow by 15%* over the next ten years, much faster than the national average.

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One Certificate Leads to Many Paths

Students will learn the fundamental skills used in many legal settings, such as:

  • Law Offices
  • Courthouses
  • Administrative Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Other Corporations (working in the office of the In-House Legal Counsel)

You Will Be One Step Closer to a Degree

You can also apply credits from the Paralegal certificate program towards an Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies at MWCC. You will only need 11 more courses to get your degree!

Study the Law to Protect the People

Our Paralegal Certificate program provides you with the computer and legal knowledge you will need. You will take classes in:

  • Business Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Computer Technologies
  • Litigation

You can also choose from 3 electives that cover a wide range of topics, so you can tailor your education to meet the skills you wish to learn.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics