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Program Overview

Approved by the American Bar Association since 1978, the Inver Hills Paralegal program prepares our graduates to work under the supervision of attorneys in civil and criminal matters. Paralegal work in a range of legal practices, such as probate, wills and estates, real estate, employment law, transactional and corporate law. Please note that paralegals cannot give legal advice, represent clients in court, or otherwise engage in the unauthorized practice of law. The practice of law by non-attorneys is strictly prohibited by law.

Program graduates are prepared to assume the general and ethical responsibilities of paralegals, having completed quality, practical coursework (primarily in an online synchronous class format), which includes a paralegal internship.

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Why enroll in the Paralegal program at Inver Hills?

Outstanding career outlook.

Paralegals in Minnesota earn nearly $28 an hour on average with top earners in the Twin Cities area making more than $34 an hour. The job outlook in our state is impressive, posting a growth rate of 13.3 percent, which is well above the statewide average.

Cutting-edge legal technology.

You will sharpen your paralegal skill set using Westlaw for online legal research, the National Society for Legal Technology for top legal software programs, and e-filing and e-recording for state and federal court systems.

Topflight professional oversight.

A dedicated, diverse Paralegal Advisory Committee of legal professionals supports our program to keep our curriculum up-to-date on legal trends.

ABA approved to ensure quality.

Our Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) with continual re-approval since 1978.

Highly rated, experienced faculty.

Our instructors have extensive legal backgrounds in their practice areas, considerable teaching experience, and a strong commitment to students.

Reputation for excellence.

Top-rated program by area legal employers, legal recruiters, and internship supervisors. Our program coordinator is an experienced instructor and attorney with a passion for student success.

Paralegal Career Paths

Your doorway to the legal profession.

Paralegals are legal professionals trained to assist lawyers in a broad range of substantive legal work.

Paralegals find careers in a number of fields, including professional, scientific, and technical services as well as the management and administration of organizations.

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