Law firms and legal departments in corporate, government and non-profit organizations drive the growing demand for paralegals. Job responsibilities and pay vary with training and experience—a paralegal degree from Broadview University is an excellent foundation for a rewarding career.
If you have an appreciation for the letter of the law, consider a paralegal career—contact us today for information about the following degree programs:
Job description for a paralegal
A paralegal supports the work of an attorney by performing a variety of challenging legal services. The following are just a few examples:
- Performing legal research
- Interviewing clients
- Preparing documents for litigation
- Assisting the attorney in court
- Drafting legal documents
Career outlook for paralegal professionals
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for paralegals and legal assistants is expected to grow much faster than the national average for all occupations between 2008 and 2018, with a projected 28% increase in jobs. The median annual salary for this job category is $46,120. *
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*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition