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Major in Legal Assistant and Paralegal

Students in this program learn to assist attorneys in the research, investigation, document preparation, and writing responsibilities of a law firm, corporation or government agency. The program is approved by the American Bar Association and supports the general principles of ethical legal practice, professional responsibility, and the prohibition against the unauthorized practice of law by non-lawyers.

The following occupations represent some career opportunities available. Some will require additional education. For additional information, please contact Student Advisement and Career Planning. You may also want to view the degree plan for Legal Assistance and Paralegal.


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Claims Adjusters/Investigators
Law Clerks
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

UA Fort Smith College of Applied Science and Technology: Legal Assistant and Paralegal
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