Paralegal schools in Virginia help you prepare for a career assisting an attorney. Nationally, over 70% of all paralegals work in a law office. Others work in various branches of the government and for corporate law departments. Paralegals fill many of the same functions as an attorney, such as drafting legal documents, interviewing clients and witnesses, performing research, and organizing files. Naturally, this requires them to have a very good understanding of the law and the workings of the legal profession. Courses in these programs include everything from basic legal terminology and law office procedures to information on different areas of the law, such as family law or real estate.
- Paralegal Studies (AS)