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What does a paralegal do?

Paralegals help lawyers draft contracts and other legal documents, under their guidance. They also play an important role in conducting research that helps support court arguments and legal briefs. Paralegals don’t give legal advice or represent clients in a court of law, but some are notaries and can sign legal documents.

If you’re looking for a career where you get to work as part of a legal team, take a look at Everest. There you can train with experienced instructors with real-world knowledge.

You’ll develop good research and writing skills, as well as editing skills. Everest instructors will also teach you legal terms, and how to organize briefs and assist in managing a legal office. When you graduate, you’ll be familiar with the qualities employers are looking for.

DALLAS (September 16, 2010) – Everest College has added Medical Administrative Assistant and Paralegal career training programs at the Arlington (Mid Cities) campus to meet workforce demand and address community needs. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, both the health care and paralegal industries expect to grow significantly from 2006-2016.

“The Medical Administrative Assistant and Paralegal programs provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into high-demand careers in both industries,” said Kendra Williams, campus president. “The programs prepare students for success and give them the opportunity to contribute to their communities.”

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

The Medical Administrative Assistant program at Everest College – Arlington is an eight-month program that trains students for the skills necessary to manage day-to-day operations of a medical facility, qualifying them for employment opportunities in medical and dental offices, clinics, long-term health care facilities, insurance companies, and home health agencies. Class training for this program includes basic principles of accounting, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, medical transcription and more.

Paralegal Program

The Paralegal program at Everest College – Arlington is an associate degree program that consists of coursework in: researching legal issues, drafting legal documents, preparing pleadings, summarizing documents, organizing trial notebooks and interviewing clients. Paralegal graduates can gain the skills necessary to assist lawyers, clients and courts.

The Everest – Arlington (Mid Cities) Campus is located at 300 Six Flags Dr., Suite 100 Arlington, TX 76011 and also offers programs in:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Medical Assisting Diploma Program
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician

About Everest – Texas

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, and paralegal. In Texas, Everest has 7,500 students at nine campuses located in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Everest has over 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu.

Demand for Legal Assistants Expected to Rise Dramatically in the Next Decade

TACOMA, Wash. (March 4, 2010) – Everest College – Tacoma today announced that it is adding a two-year paralegal studies program to its course offering. The paralegal field is anticipating rapid growth in the next decade, with increased employment of paralegals and legal assistants by 28 percent between 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*. The school is expected to launch its Associate of Science paralegal program in April.

“With the demand for paralegals increasing rapidly, the new program continues to provide students a chance for solid career opportunities,” said Tim Allen, president of the Tacoma campus. “Additionally, every student who comes through our course gains invaluable preparation under the direction of an attorney, something that helps them prepare for the real world.”

The 24-month paralegal program will train students to interview, gather, review and analyze factual situations, research the law, prepare and interpret legal documents, and conduct legal office operations.

The paralegal program will also focus on teaching students about the particulars of contracts, estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales and joint tenancy.

Graduates of the program are expected to be qualified for entry-level paralegal jobs at legal offices, state and federal government agencies, corporate legal departments, consumer groups, insurance companies, banks, title companies and legal aid societies.

About Everest

Everest College – Tacoma, located at 2156 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402, provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs including Paralegal, Business, Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Massage Therapy – Spa Specialist, Medical Assisting, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, and Pharmacy Technician. Everest College has five other locations in the state of Washington including Bremerton, Everett, Renton, and Seattle, and has more than 100 schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu.

* Adapted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S, Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, http://www.bls.gov/oco. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.
** Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. The Phoenix and Mesa ground campuses of Everest College Phoenix are the only Everest campuses offering an ABA approved paralegal program. ABA approved programs are not offered in an online format.

Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

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*Programs vary by campus.

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