Program information is available from the Ask CNM Contact Center at (505) 224-3000 or go to cnm.edu.
The Paralegal Studies program prepares students for careers in the legal profession. Paralegals are skilled professionals who perform substantive legal tasks under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. Responsibilities include interviewing and assisting clients and witnesses, investigation, data analysis, drafting legal documents, research, litigation support and case management. The Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Note: The Associate of Applied Science degree transfers at least 30 technical credits and applicable arts and sciences credits to the University of New Mexico College of Education toward the Technology and Training program. Contact (505) 224-4111 for more information.
Career and Educational Opportunities
Employment opportunities include placement in law firms, corporate legal departments, legal aid offices, public agencies and insurance companies.
Students should note that CIS 1120 is a prerequisite to both first term paralegal studies courses (PL 1110 and PL 1120), unless department approval is obtained to take CIS 1120 as a co-requisite to those two courses.