Paralegal Associate's Degree Programs

Paralegal associate degrees are the most popular degree option for becoming a paralegal. The paralegal associate degree curriculum may vary by school, but core courses should be similar in content. You'll learn about the legal system in the United States, laws and court systems. Ethical conduct and how to respond to situations involving legal ethics, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and other related issues may be addressed in the core curriculum. You should learn the terminology used in the legal system and how to understand legal documents, contracts and other legal material. As a paralegal, helping an attorney research and write legal documents is a key function of your job. Different paralegal associate degree programs may have varying areas of specialization, so researching different programs is a benefit.

Paralegals assist attorneys in both public and private practices by helping to investigate cases, prepare strategy for trials and meeting preparartion. You may also help prepare contracts, wills and related legal documents.

Florida Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Tallahassee, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Miami, Tampa, Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines, Fort Myers

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies (Online)
  • Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies

Campuses: Orlando, Largo, Melbourne, Lakeland

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  • Associate's - Paralegal

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Campuses: Royal Palm Beach

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

Campuses: Lutz, New Port Richey, Ocala, Fort Myers, Tampa

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  • Associate's - Paralegal

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Campuses: Pensacola

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal Studies

Campuses: Gainesville, Altamonte Springs

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal

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Campuses: Lakeland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies

Kentucky Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Lexington, Louisville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Louisville

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AAB)

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Campuses: Florence

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal Studies

Colorado Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Colorado Springs, Thornton

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Associate's - Paralegal

Campuses: Greeley, Longmont, Fort Collins

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Missouri Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Springfield

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

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Campuses: St. Joseph

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Paralegal
  • Associate's in Paralegal Studies

California Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Los Angeles, La Puente, Anaheim, Ontario

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Campuses: Salida, Stockton, Concord, San Francisco, Hayward, Fresno, Milpitas, Salinas, Rancho Cordova, Roseville

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (Associate Degree)

Campuses: Cerritos, Los Angeles

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal Studies (Associate of Arts Degree)

Campuses: Los Angeles, Upland, Anaheim

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Paralegal

Washington Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Fife

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Campuses: Bellingham, Vancouver

Degrees Offered:

  • AS - Paralegal Studies

Nevada Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Henderson

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Texas Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Dallas

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Campuses: Dallas, San Antonio

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal Studies - Associate's

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Campuses: Amarillo

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal - Associate's

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Campuses: San Antonio

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AS)

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Campuses: Austin

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal Studies

Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Pittsburgh

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

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Campuses: Erie

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Paralegal

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Campuses: Wyomissing

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Specialized Business - Paralegal

Campuses: Pottsville, Dickson City

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Specialized Business - Paralegal

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Campuses: Summerdale

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Paralegal (Hybrid)

Campuses: Phoenixville, Warminster, North Wales

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Paralegal

New York Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Rochester

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

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Campuses: New York

Degrees Offered:

  • A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Bethpage

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies

Alabama Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Montgomery

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Birmingham

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AS)

South Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Columbia

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Charleston

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal

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Campuses: Greenville

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AAS)

Georgia Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Savannah

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AAB)

Ohio Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Warrensville Heights

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Dayton

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Paralegal

Campuses: Independence, Columbus, Sharonville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Business - Paralegal

Virginia Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Glen Allen

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Chesapeake

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Law

North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: High Point

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

Campuses: Wilmington, Fayetteville, Raleigh

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal - Associate of Applied Science

Maryland Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Beltsville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal Studies

Tennessee Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Nashville

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal Studies - Associate's

Wyoming Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Cheyenne

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Maine Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Lewiston, ME

Degrees Offered:

  • AAS in Paralegal Studies

Iowa Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Cedar Rapids, IA

Degrees Offered:

  • AAS in Paralegal Studies

Online Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • AAS in Paralegal Studies

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal - Associate of Applied Science (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal Studies (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal - Associate of Applied Business

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Utah Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Murray, Layton

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal Studies

Campuses: Layton, West Jordan, Orem

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Oregon Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Springfield, Wilsonville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Legal Assisting/Paralegal

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Campuses: Portland

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (Associate Degree)

Oklahoma Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Oklahoma City

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AAS)

Idaho Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Boise

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AS)

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Campuses: Meridian

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Indiana Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Merrillville

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (AS)

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Campuses: Indianapolis

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Hawaii Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Honolulu

Degrees Offered:

  • Paralegal (Associate Degree)

Wisconsin Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Green Bay, Appleton, Wasau

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Minnesota Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Brooklyn Park, St. Cloud, Lake Elmo, Bloomington, Moorhead, Mankato, Eagan, Blaine

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Illinois Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Aurora, Rockford, Romeoville, Mokena

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

Kansas Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Topeka

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Paralegal

South Dakota Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Sioux Falls

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

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