Dec 04, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Paralegal Studies, Associate of Applied Science


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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

Description

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).

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career Opportunities

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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies 66-67 credit hours


* MATH 1315 - College Algebra  recommended if planning on transferring to a 4-year degree.
 

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