Train for a Paralegal Career at Everest in Ontario Metro
Posted Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 by
You don’t have to be a lawyer to work at a law firm. In the Los Angeles metro area, more than 7,000 paralegals and legal assistants work in law offices, corporate legal departments, and similar venues. That number is expected to climb to more than 8,700 by 2020.*
Paralegals do many of the routine jobs that used to be done by attorneys. This can include doing legal research, interviewing witnesses, filing motions and drafting legal documents like briefs, affidavits, wills and contracts.
When hiring paralegals and legal assistants, most employers require candidates to have, at minimum, an associate degree. And specialized training in paralegal skills is usually preferred as well.
If you live or work in eastern Los Angeles County, Riverside County or western San Bernardino County, you can get both your degree and career training by earning an associate degree in Paralegal at Everest College in Ontario Metro.
What You’ll Learn
When you take the Paralegal associate degree program at Everest, you’ll get hands-on training in the basics of paralegal work, including:
- Legal research and writing
- Contract law
- Wills, trusts and probate
- Family law
- Law office management
You’ll also get a chance to study relevant subjects such as:
- Business organizations
- Administrative law
- Real estate law
- Environmental law
Your instructors will be paralegal professionals who will be able to share their real-world experiences with you. You’ll have opportunities to work in a real law office. And, as part of your studies, you’ll be trained in the professional skills, habits and behaviors most likely to impress your future bosses.
About the Ontario Metro Campus
Everest College’s Ontario Metro campus is located at 1819 S. Excise Avenue in Ontario, Calif., at the intersection of S. Haven Avenue and E. Mission Blvd., just two blocks north of the CA-60 Freeway. In addition to its associate degree program in Paralegal, the campus offers degree programs in:
- Applied Management
- Criminal Justice
* Source: State of California Employment Development Department – Occupational Projections of Employment – Paralegals and Legal Assistants – http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/cgi/dataanalysis/AreaSelection.asp?tableName=Occprj.