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Paralegal Technology

 

Paralegal Technology

Become a vital part of the legal team by assisting lawyers, law offices, corporations and the courts to defend and prosecute the law, and administer justice.

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What is Paralegal Technology?

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares you for entry-level employment as a paralegal in courts, corporations, law firms, and government agencies. The curriculum is based on standards developed from the National Association of Legal Assistants Descriptions of Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) Exam Sections. Industry standards are based on the National Association of Legal Assistants Descriptions of Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) Exam Sections.

What are my career choices?

Successful completion of the Paralegal Technology program provides you the opportunity for employment as a paralegal in private law firms, courts, trust departments of banks, corporations, and government agencies. Salaries vary nationwide; according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2010 median annual wage for paralegals nationally is $46,700 and the mean wage is $49,640. The BLS projects a much faster than average growth rate for the paralegal field nationally, with an 18% growth rate through 2020. The average annual openings are expected to be 8,340 annually nationwide.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science

Certificates

Transfer Options

Students who wish to continue their education beyond the associate in applied science degree should consult the college / university of their choice to determine transfer options. Various options exist in Kentucky to purse the bachelor's degree.

Length of Program

Most students may complete an AAS program in two years, provided students enroll in the recommended number of credit hours per semester. General education classes, with the exception of course prerequisites, may be taken along with curriculum classes.

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Program Contact

Carol L. Risk, Esq.

Paralegal Technology Coordinator & Instructor

(859) 442-1628