– Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013
Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies
Earn an ABA-Approved Paralegal Degree in 15 Months
You want a career that is stable and rewarding. You have an interest in law, excellent research skills, and pay close attention to detail. You have the ability to be objective, communicate clearly and precisely, and work well under pressure. If this sounds like you, the Paralegal Studies program at Fremont College is a great choice. Through our College of Legal Studies, you can enroll in our ABA-approved paralegal program where you will receive the best training possible preparing you for an exciting career in the field of law. Graduates of our Paralegal program are professional, knowledgeable, and articulate, obtaining jobs with well-known companies where they experience high job satisfaction. Whether you’re looking for a career change or just starting out, a Paralegal career is a smart choice.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Paralegal jobs in the U.S. is expected to increase 18% by 2020.
ABA-Approved Paralegal Degree Program
Fremont College is one of only 28 ABA-Approved Paralegal Schools in California, which means that the program is held to stricter standards than non-ABA approved programs. In addition, employers prefer hiring Paralegals who attended an approved ABA Paralegal School. Our ABA Paralegal program is designed to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of both the background and the theory of the modern legal system while simultaneously putting your knowledge into practice. Some schools only offer a Paralegal certificate in the amount of time it takes to earn an associate’s degree at Fremont College. Don’t make the mistake of enrolling in a Paralegal program that is not ABA-approved and does not offer a degree.
“The classes that prepared me the most were definitely Technology in the Legal Field – that was a very important one – I use it on a daily basis. The fact that I work in an employment law firm… obviously my Employment Law class assisted me very much. Introduction to Paralegal Ethics was also a very good class.” -Victor Barajas, Paralegal Studies Graduate 2012
Hands-On Legal Experience
The Paralegal profession is one of the most interesting and in-demand careers in the field of law. Fremont College is unique among Paralegal Schools since we give students the opportunity to conduct actual legal research, perform real-world problem solving, and participate as a member of an active legal team. In Paralegal classes, students learn how to think critically, solve problems, and work as part of a team. Students will explore the law up-close, allowing them to acquire a Paralegal degree while simultaneously gaining valuable work experience in their chosen field.
Our instructors are experts in the law, thanks to their academic excellence and extensive experience in the industry. Our ABA-Approved Paralegal degree will allow you to begin your Paralegal career in as few as 15 months. We offer two convenient locations to earn your Paralegal degree, including our Paralegal programs in Los Angeles and Cerritos. Find out more about our associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies associate’s degree today!
Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Paralegal Career Options
After the coursework and real-world Paralegal training are completed, you will be on your way to a career in the legal field. Below are examples of common careers that can be obtained with a Paralegal degree. Discover the life of a Paralegal by reading the job descriptions below.
* Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Paralegal Studies Learning Outcomes