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"A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work expereince, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services directed to the public except as permitted by law."

- American Bar Association


Career options for trained paralegals are continuing to expand. Paralegals are trained as legal professionals who can perform substantive legal work under the supervision of attorneys. While paralegals cannot give legal advice, set fees, negotiate or represent clients in court, they are an integral part of the legal community.

Miami Dade College offers a Paralegal Studies Program which has a celebrated reputation throughout the legal community. After graduation, those who desire may apply to transfer to a university to complete a four-year degree.
The program is an Associate of Science Degree which requires completion of eighteen credits in general education courses and forty-six credits in the paralegal studies major. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as paralegals. Courses include a theoretical foundation in the law and assignments involve a practical application of the skills paralegals execute in the workplace.
The program is for anyone who wants to work in the legal field. The student body is diverse. Most students work full-time. Some students have prior college experience whereas others have already completed a degree. Many students work in the field and are simply upgrading their skills. Others enroll to change careers or to explore an interest in law school.

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