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Paralegal Studies at Oakton

The goal of the Paralegal Studies program is to train students to work in paralegal or legal assistant roles in a variety of legal settings such as law, business, or government offices.  Visit the link below to learn more.

What is a Paralegal?

According to the American Bar Association,

"A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible."

Source:  American Bar Association.  American Bar Association.  ABA.  2008.  Web.  13 July 2011.



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      Erin Brockovich

      Trailer from the movie Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts in an award-winning role portraying the legal assistant.



      Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

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