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Paralegal

Are you looking for a fast-paced, challenging career? Do you like to help others? Do you want a profession with high job satisfaction? If your answer is yes to even one of these questions, working in the legal field as a paralegal could be the career for you!

Paralegals are indispensable to attorneys and are often considered the attorney’s “right hand.” As a paralegal, you must work under the supervision of a licensed attorney and may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Pima’s Paralegal degree and post-degree-certificate can prepare you to be a paralegal in two years or less. 

Accreditation

This program is approved by the American Bar Association. As a paralegal, you must work under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

You have the option to schedule both day and evening classes in a traditional classroom environment, as well as a variety of asynchronous online classes and blended/hybrid and remote synchronous instruction.

A minimum of nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses must be taken through synchronous instruction.

Job Growth

The job growth for paralegals from 2016-2026 is above the average for all jobs at 21%.
21%
job growth

List of Degrees

AAS - Associate of Applied Science

List of Certificates

Transfer Policy


Contact Us

To find out more about the Paralegal program, call 520.206.7182 or fill out the form below:

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www.pima.edu/paralegal

Location

Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7036
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ABA American Bar Association  - ABA Approved Paralegal Program
Jenny Staskey
“That's what I like about the college, that you get people (faculty) who are practitioners.”
Jenny Staskey
Legal Paraprofessional
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