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As the need for quality, affordable, legal services continues to grow, so do employment opportunities for paralegals. Paralegals assist lawyers in a wide range of duties, including conducting research, writing drafts of legal documents, interviewing clients, and providing administrative support. If you are seeking a rewarding career as a paralegal, Northern Essex offers several options for you to choose from.
The Paralegal Studies Program at NECC features options to either enter the workforce directly or transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program. You can choose from a paralegal certificate, a career option associate degree, or a transfer option associate degree. NECC’s Paralegal Studies Program will provide you with a credential for employment in a law office, corporate office, government agency, or other facility under the supervision of an attorney. While paralegals assist attorneys with a wide range of tasks, paralegals must not set fees, give legal opinions or advice, or represent a client before a court or agency.
The mission of the Paralegal Studies Program is to provide an affordable high-quality education in Paralegal Studies by combining legal theory and practice with general education requirements to enable students: (1) to achieve professional competence assisting their supervising attorneys, and/or (2) to transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
Graduates of the Paralegal Program will be able to:
This policy governs the transfer of legal specialty courses taken at other colleges to Northern Essex Community College (NECC).
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