CPCC Paralegal Program

CPCC's Paralegal Technology Program is the foremost paralegal program in Western North Carolina. It is approved by both the American Bar Association and the NC State Bar!

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Paralegal Technology

The Paralegal Technology program's primary goal is to provide students with the legal knowledge and practical skills necessary to become competent, ethical professionals.

What is a Paralegal?

The American Bar Association defines a paralegal as "...a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible." The paralegal plays an important role in allowing lawyers to provide high-quality, reasonably priced legal services. Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in civil and criminal trial practice, title searches, estate administration, investigations, public record searches, drafting, filing legal documents, and other legal tasks.

Career Opportunities

The paralegal profession is among the fastest growing professions in the United States. Attorneys are constantly in search of good paralegals. A paralegal education is also valuable for individuals who wish to enter other professions in which a legal background is helpful.

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