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Paralegal Studies
2-year AAS degree

Paralegals are legal professionals who assist attorneys. An attorney may delegate any legal work to a paralegal except tasks that involve giving legal advice or representing a client in court (although paralegals may assist at trial).

Kirkwood's American Bar Association* approval helps prepare students for entry-level positions in the paralegal market. The plan of study also provides career-enhancing credentials for people already employed in law related work. Graduates work in law firms, corporate legal departments, and other business and governmental offices such as prosecutors' offices, banks, title companies and insurance companies.

Graduates who have gone on to law school after completing their bachelor's degree have found their paralegal education at Kirkwood served as an excellent pre-law experience. In addition, any student wishing to explore law careers will find program courses useful.

* The Paralegal program is voluntarily withdrawing from ABA approval. As of February 2016, the Paralegal program at Kirkwood Community College will no longer be ABA approved.



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