In 2002, full-time,
paralegals had median annual earnings, including bonuses of $37,950.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
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Paralegals perform an increasing number of vital
functions for the nationís legal offices. They work
with lawyers to investigate the facts of cases and
ensure that all relevant information is considered.
Also, paralegals are often required to identify
appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles,
and other materials that are relevant to assigned
In addition to this preparatory work, paralegals
help draft contracts, mortgages, trust instruments
and other kinds of legal documents. They also
may assist in preparing tax returns and planning
Since the paralegal profession began in the1960s,
the number of paralegals has steadily increased.
Today, there are more than 200,000 paralegals
working in the United States. In fact, the U.S.
Department of Labor has identified the paralegal
profession among the fastest growing job markets
through 2010, with a projected growth rate
between 21 and 35 percent.
York Technical Collegeís Paralegal Specialization
program provides students with a comprehensive
learning experience. The program combines a
strong foundation in legal concepts along with
technical training in Office Systems Technology.
As the level of computer literacy required in the
typical law office continues to increase, this
unique combination of course work gives our
graduates a competitive edge in the job market.
Graduates of the Collegeís Paralegal Specialization
program earn an Associate Degree. Some of our
graduates may decide to continue their education by
working toward a 4-year degree. Others may seek
immediate employment with private law firms,
corporate legal departments or with local, state and
federal government agencies.
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