Legal Assistant/Paralegal majors

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Our American Bar Association (ABA) approved programs prepare students to assist attorneys in the performance of their professional duties.

Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018
Employment of Paralegals and Legal Assistants is expected to grow by 28% between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. (source)

Penn College has an extensive on-campus law library.Penn College has an extensive on-campus law library with federal and state sources and fully-networked and Internet accessible research capabilities. In addition to knowledgeable law library staff, we also have a dedicated paralegal program tutor.

Median annual wages of Paralegals and Legal Assistants were $46,990$30-35K in the Williamsport area. (BLS, May 2012)

All courses are taught by licensed attorneys


American Bar Association (ABA) approved associate's and bachelor's degrees (one of only 14 ABA-approved programs in Pennsylvania)

I was a transfer student and I found Penn College awesome in so many ways.... I would have to say the teachers are the best part.

Jessica Waldman, LA graduate, BLA senior, currently working part-time as a paralegal

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies

  • assist attorneys in all areas of law
  • review and organize records and documents
  • draft legal documents
  • conduct legal research
  • those with higher credentials have an advantage in the application and promotion process
  • prepare for law school

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • assist attorneys in all areas of law
  • review and organize records and documents
  • draft legal documents
  • conduct legal research

Certificate

Nurse/Health Care Paralegal Studies

  • personal injury litigation
  • risk management
  • workers' compensation and disability law

Related Minors

  • A baccalaureate (Bachelor of Science [B.S.]) student may earn up to two minors
  • A student may not enroll in a minor within the same discipline as the declared major
  • The Legal Studies minor (MLS) is not an ABA-approved program option.

Paralegals operate under the supervision of a licensed attorney and are prohibited from practicing law.

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