Do you see yourself working in a fast-paced law office with attorneys and investigators, serving clients to help meet their legal needs? Then the paralegal profession could be for you.
Working under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals:
- investigate facts of a case.
- work with clients.
- use computers to find/organize legal information.
- review contacts, medical records, and court transcripts.
- draft documents and prepare them for filing with a court.
- perform legal research.
- assist with trial preparation and attend court.
CVTC's Paralegal Program is one of a select group of programs in the United States and the only paralegal program in the Chippewa Valley approved by the American Bar Association. CVTC's Paralegal Program has been providing quality paralegal instruction in the Chippewa Valley since 1978. Our faculty, attorneys and paralegals, have practical legal experience to guide you along a path of excellence in the law. The Paralegal Program is committed to preparing you for paralegal and legal assistant positions, improving the quality, accessibility, and affordability of legal services.
Graduates work in many professional settings, often drawing on a second area of expertise to specialize in one or more areas of paralegal services:
- Hospitals or personal injury, medical malpractice, or elder law firms
- Immigration law, working with people who do not speak English
- Advertising and marketing industry
- Sports and entertainment agencies or companies
- Patent, copyright, trademark law firms
- Environmental law, working for state/federal government agencies
- Family law legal advocates
- Insurance companies, financial institutions, and real estate firms
If you have graduated with a Bachelor's in Arts or Sciences, you might consider obtaining a Paralegal certificate, which may be completed in one year.