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What is a Paralegal?

A paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience, who is employed by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public, except as permitted by law.

Madison College has earned a reputation for excellence in academic programs taught in an environment that stresses the skills essential for success in the workplace. Our rigorous curriculum is combined with personal attention to the needs of our students, who range from new high school grads to adults of all ages who have returned for new careers.

Paralegal Grads - Success Stories in the Workplace

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This winning combination provides an opportunity for academic achievement within the College as well as success in the workplace after graduation. The academic excellence of our Paralegal Program students is showcased in the Madison College Chapter of LEX (Lambda Epsilon Chi), the National Academic Paralegal Honor Society.

Madison College's Paralegal Program offers both full-time and part-time studies to accommodate students with unique work, family, or other circumstances. A combination of day and evening classes is offered. We also offer blocked scheduling. This permits students to take up to four classes in one day in a traditional face-to-face format, but eliminates the need to travel to Madison College every day. Our accomplished faculty, service-oriented administration, and distinguished advisory board, together with our active Program Alumni, contribute to the excellence of our Paralegal Program. View the Paralegal Student Handbook.

The Paralegal Program at Madison College is approved by the American Bar Association. Students in our Program receive exceptional classroom instruction by practicing attorneys and paralegals. The legal skills acquired through the Paralegal Program enable our graduates to work in all phases of private and public law practice, including legal research and writing, civil and criminal litigation, legal document preparation, case file maintenance, and client interviewing.

Are you ready to start planning? Full-time and part-time schedules are available for both the Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Diploma and the Paralegal Associate Degree. Take a look at some Sample Class Schedules.