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Legal Studies in North Carolina

Legal studies schools in North Carolina prepare students for a career as a legal assistant or paralegal. Although they have two different job titles their duties and responsibilities are the same. Paralegals work under the direct supervision of attorneys. Most - approximately 70% - work in private law firms. Their main duties are to conduct legal research, search relevant case law, brief the attorneys, interview clients, and prepare legal documents. Paralegal courses include torts, family law, personal injury law, wills, trusts and estates, patent law, criminal and civil law, and legal terminology. Paralegal careers are expected to increase by 30% though 2018 making it one of the fastest growing occupations.