The Paralegal Program is designed to prepare students for employment in a law environment in both public and private sectors. The paralegal graduate will be performing legal preparations, such as closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Other duties include the gathering of relevant facts of cases, identifying appropriate laws and decisions, organizing information, and preparing legal arguments. Paralegals work in government agencies, law firms, corporations, real estate firms, as well as non-profit organizations. The demand for paralegal professionals is expected to increase by more than 50% over the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The paralegal degree program at Eastern Gateway Community College is open to any high school graduate or any person who has earned a GED certificate.
What is unique about the program at EGCC, is our instructors are all seasoned lawyers in the field with practical real-life experience. Our instructors give you the perspective of what the employer is looking for, what the job requirements will be and what level of professionalism and ethics a career as a paralegal will entail.
The paralegal program is a flexible term can use legal knowledge to go into different pathways. It’s a very diverse something there for everyone to move forward in the broad paralegal program @ EGCC.
Online or in-seat or combination of the two with career services as a partner can really prepare the individual for the proper career plan.