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Paralegal

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Program Overview

Paralegal

Considering becoming a paralegal? You'd assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents or researching legal precedent. You might also conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense or to initiate legal action.

You can get there from here with a pre-approved transfer agreement into a Paralegal Studies Bachelor of Science degree with Eastern Michigan University. You'll have your associate's in hand, which can increase your employability, as you continue to advance your education.

Make sure you work with your transfer university to develop the best path for you. Remember to check in often to ensure you're staying on track.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in law? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents or researching legal precedent. Conduct research in order to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense or to initiate legal action.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents or researching legal precedent. Conduct research in order to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense or to initiate legal action.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, as well as draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has a signed transfer agreement to continue your legal support professional studies with Eastern Michigan University in paralegal studies. Visit transfer agreements and guides to see this and other transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has three centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CO-OP

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

Visit the Transfer Center

Facts & Figures

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The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget has projected a 15.5% job growth rate for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of Michigan from 2010 to 2020.

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In May 2011 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 4,760 paralegals and legal assistants in Michigan, which had grown to 5,340 by May of 2014.


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Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs: