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Paralegal Open House on April 30

If you are an undeclared student, a new or continuing paralegal student, or an alumnus, you are invited to attend the paralegal program’s upcoming open house.

The event will showcase new facilities including a new electronic courtroom (E-Court), law office, law library and jury deliberation room. These exciting new learning spaces are located in the Protective Services Center on the second floor. The open house takes place Wednesday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the E-Court Complex, Room 241 in the Protective Services Center at Truax. Subs, chips, desserts and beverages will be served. RSVP information is noted below.

The open house will provide undeclared and new students a chance to meet and speak with paralegal faculty, current students and program alumni. It’s a great opportunity to ask anything and everything about the program and life after graduation.

The open house will highlight exciting new classrooms that provide realistic working environments. The E-Court is a state-of-the-art electronic mock-trial courtroom that allows events inside it to be projected onto a large screen for group and one-on-one evaluation. The jury deliberation room, law library and law office also give students exposure to the kinds of professional settings they will work in someday. Civil litigation and criminal law classes will be taught in the courtroom, with other classes having access to the space as well.

There are many good reasons to consider a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal job openings are expected to grow by 18 percent by 2020. The average median salary is $47,000 per year. Finally, more than 90 percent of Madison College paralegal alumni are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduation.

Madison College’s paralegal program provides top-notch instruction from experienced attorneys and paralegals and is approved by the American Bar Association. Internships, flexible scheduling and scholarships are made available. Academic excellence is a cornerstone of the program as well. In fact, students who excel may join Lambda Epsilon Chi, a national honor society specific to paralegal education.

All of these factors help students in their eventual job search. Program graduates can build crucial skills in investigation and legal research, litigation support technology, interpersonal communication and management of case loads and documents.

To attend, please RSVP by April 25 to paralegal faculty member Norma Kropp.