In such as litigious society as the United States, paralegals are becoming more in demand for their expertise and knowledge in the field of law. Paralegal schools in Alabama are typically part of the community college system and lead to an associate’s degree. Some programs offer short term certificates, and a very small number ever feature bachelor’s and master’s degree in paralegal studies. Paralegals assist attorney is a wide variety of tasks including interviewing clients, preparing affidavits, conducting legal research, drafting court documents, preparing estates, and coordinating office duties among other employees. The paralegal profession is expected to grow 28% until 2018.
- Paralegal Studies (AS)