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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 is the only American Bar Association (ABA) approved program in northern Arizona. The program offers courses in civil procedures, legal writing, legal research, civil interviewing and investigation, contracts, business organizations, litigation technologies, and more.

The Program 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 an on-campus courtroom facility for teaching skills that support lawyers during trial.

Next Steps

Contact the Paralegal Advisor at to begin the process of enrolling in the program.