Have you got your mind set on becoming a lawyer? Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law often assume that law school and becoming a lawyer is the only path they have to follow. However, there are many other opportunities available in this field that aspiring law students should research and consider before making a final decision.
A paralegal is another career opportunity that we recommend considering if you're interested in studying law. If you're unaware of the specifics that come with being a paralegal, a job description is as follows:
A paralegal is an individual trained in legal matters that can perform a variety of tasks to assist attorneys. They complete legal paper work, conduct research, organize files, draft documents and more to assist lawyers as they get ready for their hearings or meetings.
At Bramson ORT College, we offer an exceptional paralegal program that introduces students to the nature of the job. Students are given instruction in both theoretical and practical aspects of law and are prepared to enter any law office setting upon completing the program.
To earn a Paralegal Associate Degree, students are required to complete 60 credits. Class requirements include, but are not limited to, Real Estate Law, Legal Research, Analysis and Writing, Law Office Practice/Management and Word Processing 1. In addition to satisfying these course requirements, students must also complete a legal internship at a law firm to build their experience in the field.