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Legal Careers

If you are a highly organized person with strong reasoning skills and an interest in the law, a career in the legal field could be a good choice. 

In today's busy legal setting, attorneys rely more than ever on trained specialists to assist in providing legal services to clients. Our legal programs provide the professional training, legal knowledge, and on-the-job experiences needed to support lawyers with the day-to-day operations and management of a law firm. 

A legal certificate or degree prepares you for career opportunities in law offices, state and local courts, and legal departments of banks, mortgage and insurance companies, and large businesses.  

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Pre-Law

Complete the general requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college at the junior level and continue your pre-law education toward a law degree.

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Legal Office Software Specialist

Learn to operate computer equipment; type and proofread legal documents; and perform other technical skills vital to the successful operation of a law office.

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Legal Administration 

Gain the management, bookkeeping and computer skills to run the business portion of a law office or other legal setting in a supervisory capacity. 

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Legal Receptionist

Gain the skills to perform general legal office work, including scheduling, greeting clients and answering phones.

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Develop both the professional office skills and legal knowledge for a career as an administrative assistant in the legal world. 

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Legal Nurse

If you are a licensed registered nurse with at least two years of nursing experience, this program helps you add the skills needed to work with law firms, hospitals, insurance companies and other entities involved in medically-related legal work.

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Paralegal

Work under the direct supervision of an attorney as a vital part of a legal service team. Conduct legal research, prepare legal documents, support trial work and more.