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2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 
2020 - 2021 CNM Catalog, Volume 52 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Paralegal Studies, Associate of Applied Science

School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

The Paralegal program prepares students for careers in the legal field. Paralegals are skilled professionals who perform practical 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, and case management.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

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.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 63

Program Approved Electives

Program Approved Electives are not scheduled every term.  Contact the Program Director or School Advisor to find out when each of the electives listed below will be available.