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.
Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services. Employment opportunities include placement in law firms, corporate legal departments, legal aid offices, public agencies and insurance companies. Students with a criminal background may have limited employment opportunities. Students should contact appropriate agencies and employers for hiring and employment practices. For the graduation policy refer to the Graduating from CNM section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in myCNM.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA, placement exam scores, or specific course work.