Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Are you looking for a career with great prospects? The AAS in paralegal studies is designed to teach you how to be a legal assistant. A legal assistant is, in the words of the American Bar Association, a person, “who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work, for which a lawyer is responsible.” In other words, a legal assistant is a non-lawyer legal professional. Employers prefer to hire applicants who have completed a formal paralegal training program.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- Legal terminology
- The American legal system
- State and federal court rules and procedures
- Ethical obligations governing attorneys and paralegals
- Proper methods for conducting interviews and factual investigations with clients and witnesses
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The legal assistant degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Judicial assistant
- Probate paralegal
- Legal assistant
- Real estate paralegal