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Paralegal Studies

Are you ready for a legal career?

  • Do you want to assist attorneys during trial?
  • Would you like to research the law?
  • Are you interested in interviewing clients and visiting crime scenes?

As a paralegal, you can do all these things and much more….

What is a paralegal?

Paralegals work with attorneys to solve clients’ legal problems. With attorney supervision, paralegals perform many tasks that attorneys do. They research the law, answer clients’ questions, investigation cases, and draft documents such as wills and court documents.

What is the future like for paralegals?

According to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the average annual wage for a paralegal in the Dallas area is $65,390. Paralegal jobs are likely to increase at a rate of 15 percent, which is more than double the average job growth rate.

Are you thinking about law school?

Paralegal studies is a smart step to becoming an attorney. Paralegal students can decide whether law is a good fit for them and what type of law they want to practice. In fact, many attorneys pay for law school by working as paralegals.

What can Collin's paralegal program offer you?

You can take classes on your schedule on the Frisco and Plano campuses or on-line. Learn from highly skilled attorneys who practice in the area in which they teach.

Make yourself marketable. The prestigious American Bar Association has approved Collin’s paralegal program. To earn this distinction, Collin went through an intensive review of its program. Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses though synchronous instruction.

Collin has a paralegal plan for everyone. The post-baccalaureate certificate is perfect for students who already have four-year degrees. The Associate of Applied Science degree is a great fit for someone seeking an Associate degree.