ARIZONA PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION
paralegal schools in arizona
The following is a partial list of the paralegal schools and/or programs offered in Arizona. The APA does not promote or recommend any of the schools listed below, but provides them as a courtesy and for your convenience.
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science, Certificate of completion for students with a college degree from an accredited institution. Minimum length of time to complete the program is three emesters for Certificate; four to five semesters for AAS, depending on course selection.
Description: Phoenix College is a member of the Maricopa Community Colleges. The Paralegal Program at Phoenix College has been educating students in the paralegal field since 1973. We offer both day and nighttime courses in a classroom setting taught by experienced attorneys and legal assistants from the community. The Paralegal Program places particular emphasis on core skills needed by entry-level paralegals such as legal writing, legal procedures, torts, legal research, and computerized law office applications. We also offer a rich variety of electives, including Criminal Procedure, Bankruptcy, Administrative Law, Family Law, Probate, and Real Estate. For more information: www.phoenixcollege.edu/legalstudies
NOTE: Phoenix College also offers a Certified Paralegal (CP) Review Course. The course is a five-week course held in Saturdays. To learn more about this course, visit: http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/legalstudies/cp/
Pima Community College
Paralegal Program (ABA* approved)
1255 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709-3030
Description: Pima Community College is a public, two-year institution. Pima College's ABA-approved Paralegal Program offers an AAS Degree and a Post-Degree Certificate in Paralegal studies. We offer a solid foundation of core courses, several specialty electives, and an Internship opportunity. Our instructors are experts in their practice areas and are skilled teachers. Join us for an exciting new career, brush up on old skills, or explore a completely new area of law. Day and evening classes.
Description: The fully online Certificate of Completion (CCL) and Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal program is designed to provide students with training required for employment as a paralegal. The program covers foundations and types of law including business and tort law in addition to fundamentals of litigation. Courses focus on paralegal responsibilities in the various areas of law practice, including the development of effective written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, computer proficiency, and legal research techniques. Legal theory and ethics integrated throughout the program. Moreover, the program offers career development opportunities as well as a competitive internship program. Throughout the program, students will have the ability to hone their legal skills preparing them for the professional legal setting.Yavapai College
Program Director: (928) 717-7938
Degree offered: Associate of Applied Science – Paralegal Studies (This program can be completed entirely online)
The Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare students for positions as paralegals in the legal and business fields. Individuals who are already employed in the legal field and seeking advancement opportunities may also select this program of study. Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney and their work includes preparing legal documents, researching and compiling information, and communicating with clients. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as computer literacy skills, are important to the paralegal. Note: This degree is primarily designed to prepare students for direct employment. Students who are preparing to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution for an advanced degree in paralegal studies should contact an academic advisor for assistance in establishing an educational plan.
*ABA Approved: Paralegal programs that have been approved by the American Bar Association. Please note that the ABA does not currently evaluate online schools. To learn more about the American Bar Association, visit www.americanbar.org.