Program Number: 10-110-1
School Year: 2013-2014
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, Offered through Lakeshore Technical College
Paralegals work under the supervision of lawyers in a range of tasks–researching the law; investigating; preparing for hearings, trials and real estate closings; interviewing clients and witnesses; and preparing legal documents and other legal correspondence. Paralegals cannot give legal advice or represent clients in court. If you are detail-oriented, organized, and strong in communications and enjoy researching and analyzing facts, you might find a career as a paralegal very rewarding.
Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Provide assistance to lawyers by performing specifically designated legal work in various fields of law.
- Analyze and solve legal procedural problems.
- Resolve ethical issues by applying legal rules of professional responsibility.
- Analyze and draft legal documents.
- Locate legal research material using both traditional and computerized techniques.
- Explain and use proper citation format.
- Generate work product using a variety of computer software typical in a modern law office.
- Apply substantive legal knowledge to solve legal problems.
- Locate facts and evidence through interviews and investigations.
- Paralegal or legal assistant in any of the following:
- Law Office
- Government Agencies and Departments
- Corporate Human Resources or Legal Department
- District Attorney's Office
- Insurance Company
- Title Company
- Trust Department of a Bank
- Legal Aid Office
- Public Defender's Office
- Legal Advocate
This program is a Lakeshore Technical College program. The admission process for this program should be completed at Lakeshore Technical College, which is the institution granting the degree. Please submit the following to Lakeshore Technical College:
- College admission application
- $30 one-time fee
- High school and other official college transcripts
- College assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). Note: The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Meet with a representative at the host college to review course sequencing.
- Check with the host college if any additional steps are required.
|- OR -|
|101-155||Accounting for Professionals (LTC)||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|- OR -|
|806-112||Principles of Sustainability||3|
|809-122||Introduction to American Government||3|
|809-196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|110-101||Introduction to Paralegalism and Legal Ethics (Prerequisite to all specialty courses)||3|
|110-102||Civil Litigation 1||3|
|110-103||Civil Litigation 2 (Prerequisite is 110-102 Civil Litigation I)||3|
|110-105||Legal Writing (Prerequisite is 110-104 Legal Research)||3|
|110-107||Legal Aspect of Business Organizations||3|
|110-114||Administration of Estates||3|
|110-130||Real Estate Law — Paralegal||3|
|110-131||Personal Branding - Paralegal||2|
|- OR -|
|110-179||Portfolio Assessment - Paralegal||1|
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
ABA-approved specialty courses that teach skills specific to Paralegals are bold faced. Student must take four of these courses face-to-face or IVC.