The Paralegal Studies Program at Rose State College—approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1976—has been reaccredited by the association.
The accreditation will stand through 2015, according to a recent letter from the ABA.
“In order to remain successful today, paralegals must understand evolving business trends and keep pace with changes in the industry. Our paralegal studies program accomplishes this goal by preparing students in the paralegal capstone seminar to take a national certification examination (CLE).” said Art Zenner, Dean of Business and Information Technology at Rose State.
Paralegals are qualified professionals trained to provide educated assistance in legal matters to an attorney, firm or office. Paralegals usually do not provide direct legal assistance, but perform certain kinds of legal work normally performed by an attorney.
Rose State’s paralegal program is a two-year program with day, evening and hybrid classes, (campus class meets one day a week, remainder of the classes are online) to prepare a student directly for employment in the field. A part of the Business and Information Technology Division, the program confers an Associate Applied Science Degree, Paralegal Studies.
According to Paralegal Today Magazine, salaries for paralegals average more than $60,000 a year nationally.
For more information about paralegal classes at Rose State College please call 733-Rose, or go online to www.rose.edu. Paralegal classes are also offered at the Downtown Consortium, for information please call 232-3882, or go online at www.downtowncollege.com .
Wed, June 2, 2010
by Ben Fenwick