Paralegal Certificate & Paralegal Degree Courses
What is a Paralegal?
A paralegal is someone who assists lawyers with their legal work. The American Bar Association describes a Paralegal as "...a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible."
As a paralegal, you will combine excellent critical thinking, researching, and writing skills to succeed in government, business, and law offices, and will be encouraged to ask questions and to analyze not just the substance of the law, but the reasons and policies underlying its development.
Paralegal Degree Program Highlights & Objectives
The Paralegal Degree program provides you with a solid foundation in the basics of law and an understanding of legal processes and procedures. You will learn how to use legal resources in order to assist in the preparation of legal pleadings, memoranda and documents. You will be able to conduct client and witness interviews, analyze and prepare legal documents, and perform other tasks to support attorneys or other businesses that utilize paralegals. An externship is required which introduces you to valuable workplace experience.
Your instructors will be genuinely caring professionals committed to providing a quality education and encouraging the growth of the whole person, and will foster your intellectual curiosity and development, as well as professional growth.
A Career in the Legal Profession is Both Prestigious & Rewarding
As a legal assistant or paralegal, you will be a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Your career in the legal profession will be both prestigious and rewarding.
The IBMC Paralegal Degree / Paralegal Certificate Certifications
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification
- Membership to Larimer/Weld Association of Legal Support Staff
Paralegal Degree / Paralegal Certificate Course - Career Opportunities
- Law Offices
- Real Estate
- Human Resource Departments
- Mortgage Companies
- Courthouse Positions
- Government Agencies
- Social Service
- Title Companies
Your Future Starts Here!
Choosing where to get started on the path toward your future can be overwhelming, but don't worry - IBMC has options for you!
With committed and supportive teachers, welcoming classmates, and exciting, hands-on learning in up-to-date classrooms, your transition to starting college at IBMC will be a breeze.
Whether you already have a specific career in mind, or still need help deciding your goals (no problem!), we're here to help you every step of the way - from admission requirements to financial aid to graduation.
And after you're done with your program (in 19 months or less), we'll help you land a great job.
So go ahead and contact us to learn more, schedule a visit or apply now - because at IBMC, your future looks bright!
|Download more information and course descriptions for the Paralegal Degree Program here.|
|Download more information and course descriptions for the Paralegal Certificate Program here.|
|Our paralegal students come from many Wyoming and Colorado|
cities and towns!
|Fort Collins, CO|
Pine Bluffs WY