A person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
Where You Could Go
Paralegals can be found in a variety of organizations with duties varying by employer. Paralegals are most commonly found in law firms, corporate legal departments, and various government offices (including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Company and the U.S. Department of Treasury and Defense, who are the largest employers of paralegals). They work in many law arenas, including litigation, real estate, corporate and family law.
NC State offers both an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal studies and the Associate of Arts in Paralegal for those students who want to continue for a bachelor’s degree.
What You Could Do
Some of the most common tasks assumed by Paralegals include:
LexisNexis Paralegal Student Certificate of Mastery
Embedded within the Paralegal Studies Program, students have the oppotunity to receive the LexisNexis Paralegal Student Certificate of Mastery upon completion of assigned modules. For more information, visit the LexisNexis website at http://academic.lexisnexis.com/pdf/paralegal-program.pdf
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