Paralegal

General

Program Description

Paralegals increase the efficiency of a legal firm by performing various challenging legal tasks under a licensed attorney's supervision. Paralegals often conduct witness interviews, draft legal documents, perform legal research, and communicate directly with clients. Paralegals are also trained to assist lawyers as they prepare for hearings, conduct trials, and negotiate settlements. 

International Business College offers a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree. Most of your classes are specific to preparing you for a successful Paralegal career. You can graduate quickly and start working!

The program also includes an 8-week externship where you can practice the skills you've acquired and make industry connections.  

To excel in the legal field, paralegals need to have an eye for detail, be skilled organizers, and work well on a team. During the 16-month paralegal program at International Business College, you can learn important skills and will study many legal content areas, including:

Criminal, Family, and Tort Law

Civil Litigation Procedures

Real Estate Transactions

Legal Ethics

The 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed so you spend most of your time learning skills directly related to your career in the legal world. You may also spend 8 weeks in an externship where you can practice what you've learned and experience working in a legal setting.

Our paralegal faculty at International Business College has worked in the legal field and can bring their legal experience into the classroom. Our smaller classes make it easier for you to get one-on-one attention.

During the paralegal program, you will also have the opportunity to complete an externship. This is a great way to polish your skills and enhance your future job opportunities.

As a student in our Paralegal program, you can learn about: Legal terminology, Legal research skills, Courtroom procedures, Contract, Real estate law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal law, Civil litigation. 

 As an International Business College Paralegal graduate, our career placement department can help you start your career by finding the right job! Our career assistance begins before graduation. You will take courses that will prepare you for your job search by resume writing and interview practice. A placement advisor will work with you one on one throughout your job search, and our commitment to you doesn't end there. Alumni are welcome to come back and utilize our career placement services throughout their careers.  

International Business College Paralegal graduates can work for: 

Private law offices 

Legal service organizations 

Banks 

Large and small corporations

Realty offices 

Mortgage companies

Last updated Jan 2021

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International Business College, located in Indianapolis, IN, offers students a hands-on education leading to a diploma or an applied science degree associate. Programs are offered in the fields of bus ... Read More

International Business College, located in Indianapolis, IN, offers students a hands-on education leading to a diploma or an applied science degree associate. Programs are offered in the fields of business, design and technology, and health care. Read less