"The legal profession, like others, evolves, but there will always be a legal profession. We need talented, hardworking individuals to help support."
Director of Administration, Gray Plant Mooty
SCTCC Paralegal Advisory Committee Member
The Legal Administrative Support programs, which includes the Paralegal A.S. Degree, the Legal Administrative Assistant A.A.S. degree, and the Administrative Support - Legal Diploma option, are critical to the support of attorneys and other legal staff in law firms and other areas of employment, including judges, the courts, federal, state, and local government agencies, corporate legal departments and other venues. The Paralegal Program, Legal Administrative Assistant and Administrative Support -Legal Diploma are dynamic law-related programs at SCTCC which enable students to acquire the legal, analytical, communications, and organizational skills they need to succeed in their chosen field. The career growth is above average and there are many employment and transfer options for students.
Students in the programs will study a variety of legal subjects to prepare them for their chosen degree including: state and U.S. legal systems, constitutional law, torts, insurance, intellectual property, criminal law, family law, legal research and writing, wills, trusts and estate administration, real estate law, contract law and business formation, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. These courses are taught by licensed attorneys and paralegals who specialize in the areas they teach. This provides students with current, practical knowledge and helps students build a professional network in the region.
Based on the degree you choose, the general education courses enhance critical thinking abilities, writing skills, and increase knowledge and skills essential to support student success. In addition, the Paralegal A.S. Degree is articulated for transfer to the B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University.
Thank you for your interest in the Paralegal A.S. and Legal Administrative Assistant A.A.S. programs.