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Paralegal Studies

Program Overview

Fans of legal dramas could be forgiven for assuming lawyers do all the work, but in the real world, paralegals offer invaluable assistance to lawyers at every step in a case. While paralegals don’t provide legal advice or represent clients in court, they still play a significant role during proceedings, such as interviewing clients and witnesses, conducting important research, and preparing legal documents. If you’re highly organized, excellent at prioritizing, like to conduct research, and can communicate well verbally and in writing, a career in law could be your calling.

The Paralegal Studies program offers several paths and can prepare you for entry-level employment in law offices or legal divisions of government agencies.

Make it happen and start your path toward a career as a paralegal.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Paralegal Studies
Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College’s Paralegal Studies program, approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Standing Committee on Paralegals, is hard matched by similar legal studies programs in the state of Arizona. Courses offered cover civil procedures, legal writing and research, litigation technologies, criminal trial procedures, and more.

PC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paralegal Studies. The Paralegal Studies program at PC also offers internships for students without prior law experience, as well as on-campus courtroom simulations. Graduates often go on to work as paralegals and legal assistants, or as instructors.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director for more information.