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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754
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Paralegal Program


Protective Services Education Building 208
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

Norma Kropp, ACP
Program Director

CALL: (608) 246-6520
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Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 311101

Overview

The Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program will prepare you for highly responsible entry-level positions as paralegals. This one-year technical diploma will provide you with the basic competencies to begin a career as a paralegal. These competencies include: 

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Oral, written and verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ethics

The subjects you will cover in the core coursework include: 

  • Ethics
  • Substantive and procedural law
  • The American legal system
  • Delivery of legal services
  • Law offices and related environments
  • The paralegal profession
  • Legal research and writing
  • Law-related computer skills
  • Legal interviewing and investigation

You must complete at least 10 semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction. 

Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified by education to be employed by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity to perform specifically designated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not provide legal services to the public, except as permitted by law.

Program Details

Students in the Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate program can attend full or part time.

Paralegal classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

This program is not offered online.

Paralegal


Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

Prior to start of first semester
First Semester
Second Semester

 

Selectives

9 credits

Paralegal Selectives
Outcomes

Madison College Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Program graduates are prepared to:

  1. Apply ethical principles in a legal environment.
  2. Process legal documents.
  3. Perform legal research.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills to address legal issues.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism in a legal environment.

Madison Area Technical College offers the only ABA-approved paralegal program in Madison, WI.

Careers

Earning your technical diploma in Paralegal Post Baccalaureate at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:

  • Law Office Paralegal
  • Public/Government Paralegal
  • Corporation Paralegal
  • Trust Department Paralegal
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Law Office Manager
  • Freelance Paralegal
  • Paralegal Supervisor
  • Legal Aid Office Paralegal
  • Contract Administrator

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