Overview

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.

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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

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

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$11,000

Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

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

Duluth Median Wage

$21

Minnesota Median Wage

$25

US Median Wage

$23

Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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