Legal studies schools in Mississippi offer students legal programs in preparation for a career as a legal assistant or paralegal. Paralegals are vital members of a legal team because of the behind the scenes work they do. They may not present in court, but much of the information used in court cases comes from the research they do. Paralegals also write legal reports, interview clients, and help attorneys strategize their cases. Much of the work they do is the same as attorneys but they are not allowed to present in court, bill for their services or provide legal advice. Most legal studies schools in Mississippi grant two-year associate’s degrees in legal studies. Paralegal and legal assistant careers are expected to grow at a pace much faster than the average occupation according to labor and employment data.
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- AS in Criminal Justice
- BS in Criminal Justice