Legal studies schools in Connecticut offer students associate’s degrees to prepare them for careers as legal assistants or paralegals. Paralegals are important to any legal team. Their work includes legal research, report preparation, client interviews, case preparation, employee management and case management. Law assistants are not allowed to give legal advice, present in court or charge for their services. Most paralegals work in private law offices under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegal classes may include civil procedure, ethics, legal research, litigation and legal writing. Most paralegal degrees can be completed within two years based upon full-time enrollment.