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PARALEGAL STUDIES AND LEGAL ASSISTING
Becoming A Legal Assistant or Paralegal
Do you dream of becoming a paralegal or legal assistant? Maybe the following information can guide you to those steps in law. Most people who want to enter this area of work have an associate's degree in paralegal studies, or a bachelor's degree in another field and a certificate in paralegal studies.
There are several avenues a person can take to become a paralegal. *Candidates can enroll in a community college program to earn an associate's degree. A small number of schools also offer bachelor's and master's degrees in paralegal studies. Those who already have a bachelor's degree in another subject can earn a certificate in paralegal studies. Finally, some employers offer entry-level positions for this field without any experience or education and train them on the job, though these jobs typically require a bachelor's degree.
**Associate's and bachelor's degree programs usually combine paralegal training, such as courses in legal research and the legal applications of computers, with other academic subjects. Most certificate programs provide this intensive paralegal training for people who already hold college degrees. Some certificate programs only take a few months to complete.
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