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Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal

Harrison College



This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a legal assistant or paralegal. Career opportunities would include employment by an individual or institution performing legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Students develop professional competence and the specialized skills necessary to effectively communicate and solve issues under the supervision of an attorney.

The program prepares individuals to perform research, drafting, investigation, record-keeping and review, and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney. This includes instruction in legal research, drafting discovery and other legal documents, courthouse procedures, and legal specializations.

Graduates of the program can pursue entry-level positions in the public and private sector and contribute to the advancement of the legal profession. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as provided by law.

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