Paralegal schools in Ohio prepare students to work in the field of law performing a wide variety of duties. Paralegal coursework typically includes contracts, torts and personal injury, legal research, criminal law, bankruptcy, wills and trusts, employment law, immigration law, and legal ethics. Paralegals typically support attorneys and are delegated work that the attorney deems appropriate such as legal research, preparing court documents, looking up case law, interviewing clients, and preparing for hearings. Approximately 70% of paralegals work in legal offices while the remainder works for corporations and various government agencies. The profession is expected to grow 28% through 2018 which is faster than the average occupation.
- Paralegal Studies (AS)