Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Paralegals are legal professionals but are not lawyers. Paralegals conduct legal investigations. They do legal research and draft legal documents. Paralegals conduct interviews of clients and witnesses. They also collect, retrieve, analyze, and summarize data and manage and organize cases. Sound interesting? The AS in paralegal studies at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN is designed to teach you the specific skills and legal knowledge needed to be a paralegal.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- Legal terminology
- The American legal system
- State and federal court rules and procedures
- Proper methods for conducting interviews and factual investigations with clients and witnesses
- Ability to determine relevant facts and conduct legal research in specific areas of law
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 degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Judicial assistant
- Probate paralegal
- Legal assistant
- Real estate paralegal
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You can pursue your bachelor’s degree at a four-year college.