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Paralegals are in demand!  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 22% growth in paralegal jobs with law firms, legal departments of corporations, governmental agencies, banks, real estate and insurance companies over the next several years.

Indian River State College offers an Associate in Science Degree program in Paralegal Studies that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system.  Students learn how to conduct legal research, draft pleadings and motions, prepare for trials, manage a law office and assist attorneys in a wide variety of legal functions. 

Students gain real-world experience in a semester-long internship taken at the end of the program. Recent graduate Pamela Brannen interned at the State Attorney’s Office, 19th Judicial Circuit,  and was hired two weeks before she graduated.

 “I liked the IRSC program, especially my professor.  She made it easy to understand,” Brannen said.  “The law field is interesting and my job is fast-paced with a variety of duties.”
Graduates of the program are prepared to take certification examinations, ready to enter the field as a paraprofessional.  Individuals already employed at a law firm can develop skills and knowledge for advancement.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Registration for the Spring Semester is underway and classes begin January  7.

For more information follow this link, visit the nearest IRSC campus or call 1-866-792-4772 toll-free. 

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