The Paralegal Profession

Paralegals play key roles in law offices.

  • Paralegals perform legal and factual research; draft legal documents; gather facts and manage data for attorneys and, in some cases, represent clients before administrative agencies.


Paralegals are in demand.

  • The US Department of Labor predicts job growth for paralegals to be much faster than average, even despite the current economic downturn. Formally trained paralegals will have the best employment opportunities.


An American Bar Association(ABA) approved program ensures quality.

  • The ABA only approves programs that have complied with the ABA’ high standards and guidelines. Attending an ABA approved program can greatly enhance a student’ employment potential.


The College of the Canyons program is ABA approved.

  • In February 2010, the ABA formally approved the College of the Canyons’ Paralegal Studies program. The college is the only aba approved associates degree program in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.

To view the Employment Information from the American Bar Association:
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To view the 2013 National Utilization and Compensation Survey Report for Paralegals: Click Here

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