Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
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 paralegal certification degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Judicial assistant
- Probate paralegal
- Legal assistant
- Real estate paralegal