Is the Legal Profession right for you?
You like research. You are organized.
You are a good writer. You work well with limited supervision. You are flexible and work well under pressure. You have good people skills and a genuine desire to help clients.
How do I become a paralegal?
California law defines who can be a paralegal. One way is to obtain a degree, which requires at least 24 semester units of coursework. College of the Canyons offers 31 units (11 classes) in its associate degree program in paralegal studies.
Paralegal Career Tree
- Immerse yourself in the fast-paced legal. profession alongside attorneys and paralegals.
- Interview clients, conduct research, and prepare legal documents.
- Investigate and manage legal cases pulled from...
Why College of the Canyons?
- More affordable than our competitors: College of the Canyons is only $46/unit
- Flexible schedule: Enroll in courses at your pace
- American Bar Association (ABA) approval means students have greater (and better paying) employment opportunities because some employers will only hire paralegals with an ABA-approved education
- Program has strong faculty leadership, guidance, and vision
- Program requires internship, assisting students to be more marketable upon graduation
- Courses taught by seasoned attorneys and paralegals
- Courses offered in traditional classroom setting and hybrid (combination of face-to-face and online)
- Courses offered in the evening to accommodate the working student
- Rewarding professional career attainable in two years
- All you have to do is to open the door to new opportunities
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The ABA stresses that paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.