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Paralegal Studies

What Can I Do With A Degree In Paralegal Studies?

The Paralegal Studies program prepares students for challenging and diverse careers in private law practices and in the law-related areas of business, industry, and government. The goals of the Paralegal Studies program are to enable students, through theoretical and practical legal education, to understand the function of law, to work as paralegals in the effective delivery of legal services, and to contribute to the legal profession. This program is designed to equip students with skills to analyze legal issues and to perform a variety of activities including drafting legal documents, interviewing clients, conducting legal research, and preparing cases for trial. Students utilize current technology through Internet research and legal and general office software applications. Paralegal Studies students receive the necessary legal training to take advantage of new career opportunities in all sectors of the economy. Students are exposed to the principles of legal ethics and are cautioned regarding restrictions against the unauthorized practice of law by laypersons.

Special Features:
  • Program approved by the American Bar Association
  • College is an institutional member of the American Association for Paralegal Education
  • Marketable skills that make graduates immediately employable with an A.A.S. degree
  • Only ABA-approved program in Montana University System
  • Attorney directs the program
  • Attorneys teach legal specialty courses
  • Articulation agreement with the University of Great Falls for students wishing to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies
  • Opportunities for graduates to work in a variety of legal settings

A Sample of Related Occupations

  • Law Office Manager
  • Real Estate Assistant
  • Title Company Closing Agent
  • Title Examiner
  • Loan Document Specialist
  • Legal Document Specialist
  • Law Office File Clerk
  • Case Manager