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Our American Bar Association (ABA)-approved Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts (ATA) Degree program meets the highest educational standards and consistency that is preferred by many legal employers nationwide. The ABA defines a paralegal as a person qualified by education, training, or work experience, employed or retained by an attorney, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity, and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which an attorney is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

The Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree program is a job-training degree designed for you if you intend to pursue immediate employment as a paralegal upon graduation. If you are pursuing this degree, you have not earned a four-year baccalaureate degree (BA), nor do you intend to earn it in the future. Graduates will receive an ABA-approved professional degree recognizing their achievement in specialized paralegal training. This degree is not intended to transfer to a four-year college or university, although many courses may still transfer..

Program Requirement Sheet

Degree Pathway

This is a suggested degree pathway, a sequence of courses to earn the degree completely online. Please connect with an advisor to customize your program to meet your needs.

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