Paralegals are legal professionals who play an important role in law firms and legal settings. Paralegals work with lawyers to conduct a variety of essential functions, such as performing legal research, drafting legal documents, maintaining professional communication with clients, and assisting in legal proceedings. Paralegals serve as a lawyer’s “right hand,” keeping individual cases and entire legal practices running smoothly. This field is a great fit for students who are interested in the law, skilled communicators, detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple tasks at once, and who feel passionately about helping others.

Why South Piedmont?

South Piedmont’s Paralegal Technology program is endorsed by the American Association for Paralegal Education and is a qualified paralegal studies program of the North Carolina State Bar. Instructors are former attorneys and have extensive experience in the legal field, ensuring students receive real-world perspective during the course of their program.

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Samuel Mehlrose

“This is a profession, and paralegals are very well paid. We have a lot of work to do to begin changing the perception of paralegals and their vital work in our legal system.”

Cassandra Bain, Paralegal Technology diploma graduate

“Being a paralegal satisfies my lifelong desire to work in the legal field, but at the end of the day, when I leave the office, I don’t have to take it home with me. That’s something a lot of attorneys don’t get to do; they’re working around the clock. I still have that work-life balance that’s so important.”

Your Return on Investment

As a South Piedmont Paralegal Technology student, you will study:

Contact Information

To learn more about this program, contact: 
Navigate@spcc.edu, 704-290-5100

Other contacts:

DeAnne Coan, Juris Doctor
Program Lead, Paralegal Technology

Fedder Williams
Department Chair, Business and Public Service Technologies

Note: This program may transfer to a four-year institution. For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed above.

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