Online Master's Degree in Paralegal Studies
Paralegals – also known as legal assistants – assist attorneys in a wide variety of tasks, including the investigation of clients and witnesses, preparation of briefs and cases, and research into laws and precedents. A Master’s in Paralegal Studies prepares you to enter the paralegal profession with an elite education.
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Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Armstrong Atlantic State UniversityUndergraduate
Kansas City, MO
Babson Park, MA
Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Ball State UniversityOnline
Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA
Miami Shores, FL
Bay Path CollegeUndergraduate
Bay Path CollegeOnline
Mount Berry, GA
Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaUndergraduate
Bridgewater State UniversityUndergraduate
Calumet College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Central Michigan UniversityUndergraduate
Mount Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan UniversityOnline
Claremont McKenna CollegeUndergraduate
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaUndergraduate
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaOnline
College of Mount St. JosephUndergraduate
College of Our Lady of the ElmsUndergraduate
College of the AtlanticUndergraduate
Bar Harbor, ME
College of William and MaryUndergraduate
Concordia University WisconsinUndergraduate
CUNY--New York City College of TechnologyUndergraduate
Grand Rapids, MI
Des Moines, IA
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Earn Your Master's in Paralegal Studies Online
The demand for this profession has grown as employers attempt to cut costs by hiring paralegals to do jobs once handled only by lawyers. The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data projects that employment of paralegals will increase by 18% through 2020, which is a much faster than average rate when compared to all occupations. The median average salary for a paralegal in 2010 was $46,680 in 2010, with the top 10% earning more than $74,870.
Job Duties for Paralegals
In general, paralegals help lawyers prepare for legal hearings, trials and any kind of meeting requiring legal expertise. Specific paralegal duties can vary, but typically would include organizing paperwork, preparing written reports for attorneys and preparation of legal documents.
Paralegals often specialize in certain areas of the law, including litigation and corporate law. Paralegals also must be familiar with the computer software systems that are used to manage paperwork in modern law offices.