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Blinn Paralegal Program invites prospective students to learn about career options

Program graduates are qualified for careers in law firms, courts, government, insurance and administrative agencies

June 24, 2016

Blinn College invites students considering a legal career to learn more about its Paralegal Program at an upcoming information session.

The Paralegal Program will hold an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in Bryan campus Student Center Room 237 (map). Program Coordinator Robert Stanberry will lead the session, detailing the program, its certificate and degree offerings and offer prospective students the opportunity to ask questions.

Paralegals, or legal assistants, serve as attorneys’ top assistants in the delivery of legal services, performing duties that include attending trials, assisting in testimony preparation, locating and interviewing witnesses, conducting client interviews and conducting investigations and research. Their role is expanding as companies look to hire employees with a broad understanding of legal matters. Job opportunities abound in private law firms, courts, government, insurance companies, administrative agencies and corporations.

In addition to preparing students for careers, Blinn’s Paralegal Program provides a strong foundation of legal knowledge for students who choose to continue their education via law school.

“I have firsthand experience working with and hiring paralegals educated and certified in the Paralegal Program of Blinn College, and found them all to be well-trained and equipped to handle the challenges and workload typically found in law firms in the Brazos Valley and throughout the state,” said Jeff Paradowski, a board-certified personal injury attorney located in College Station.

With traditional classroom and online tracks available, the program equips students for a variety of law careers with an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree or a Legal Office Certificate. Courses are taught by a faculty comprised entirely of lawyers and judges, all doctorate degree holders, whose classes are structured to promote quality student-faculty interaction. Students completing the AAS degree are eligible to sit for the National Association of Legal Assistants certification exam, and majors in the program join the Legal Assistant Student Organization.

For more information about the program, visit www.blinn.edu/twe/legal.