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Legal Assisting Technology-A.A.S.

COLLEGE:    Regional College

CAMPUS:    East Liverpool Campus
http://www.eliv.kent.edu

Trumbull Campus
http://www.trumbull.kent.edu

DESCRIPTION:    The Associate of Applied Science in Legal Assisting Technology prepares students to work as legal assistants (paralegals) under the supervision of an attorney in all areas of law and law-related practice. The program consists of legal assisting, law-related and general studies courses. This major is available at the East Liverpool and Trumbull campuses.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Paralegals and legal assistants held about 238,000 jobs in 2006. Private law firms employed 7 out of 10 paralegals and legal assistants; most of the remainder worked for corporate legal departments and various levels of government. Within the Federal Government, the U.S. Department of Justice is the largest employer, followed by the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A small number of paralegals own their own businesses and work as freelance legal assistants, contracting their services to attorneys or corporate legal departments.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)    
ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 68 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major.

LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
    None

PROGRAM FEE:    None   
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
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