Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
    
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Paralegal Studies, Associate of Applied Science


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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.

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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.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

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