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Paralegal Studies

What is a Paralegal?

"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.

Paralegals and Legal Assistants Career Video

Length: 1:30

Paralegal Studies at Oakton

Learn more about the Paralegal Studies program at Oakton College. Oakton's program trains students to work in paralegal or legal assistant roles in a variety of legal settings such as law, business, or government offices.