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Career and Technical

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Online

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Program Description

This program provides coursework required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree that leads to positions in legal environments. A paralegal under the supervision of an attorney applies knowledge of the law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to attorneys' clients and courts. They may conduct initial client interviews and follow up on investigation of factual information. Paralegals design develop and modify procedures techniques services and processes; prepare and interpret legal documents; and detail procedures for practicing in certain fields of law. Paralegals research select assess compile and use information from the law library and other references and analyze and handle procedures and problems that involve independent decisions.

Employment and internships in the legal field will often require a background check. Violations which appear on the applicant's criminal background check may result in denied approval for required internships and the inability to complete the program

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Quick Facts: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
2021 Median Pay $56,230 per year
$27.03 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Associate's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2021 352,800
Job Outlook, 2021-31 14% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2021-31 49,900

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Program Snapshot

Degree Type Duration Path Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree 4/6 Semesters Full-time / Part-time 62-64 Degree requirements

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