Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney and can assist the attorney in many of the functions they perform, with the exceptions of representing clients in court and giving legal advice. Job opportunities vary. Paralegals may function as an integral part of a law firm, or they may become a court clerk, government employee, title examiner, trust officer, contract clerk, legal investigator or law firm administrator. In Paralegal courses, students will conduct extensive research through various online sources and write in-depth reports and memoranda, that meet legal standards. Students should have a strong grasp of the English language, as well as strong written communication skills.
MCC offers an associate of applied science paralegal degree and a paralegal certificate.