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ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs


Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery
Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery
Enterprise State Community College, Enterprise
Faulkner University, Montgomery
Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden
Samford University, Birmingham
South University, Montgomery

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Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery
Paralegal Education Programs
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Post Office Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023
Director: Theresa M. Pelfrey
Telephone: 334.244.3937
Fax: 334.244.3065

Type of Institution: Public
Degrees Offered: Masters Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, Certificate Program
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.aum.edu/indexm_ektid1166.aspx
Description: The AUM Justice and Public Safety Department has offered an American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Certificate program for nearly 20 years. The objective of each program is to produce extremely competent and well-rounded individuals who have excellent preparation for careers as paralegals/legal assistants; court or other judicial administrators; and/or for admission to law school. The three options for earning a Paralegal Certificate in the ABA-approved program are: a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice and Public Safety--Legal Studies track (4 years/120 semester hours); a Master of Science in Justice and Public Safety--Judicial Administration Option (2 years/30 semester hours); an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate program in conjunction with AUM's School of Continuing Education, available to students who have already completed 30 semester hours of general college credit (10 courses). Program graduates are employed in law firms, courts, government agencies, public and private agencies, corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, title companies, and real estate offices.

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Community College of the Air Force
Paralegal Program
Air Force Judge Advocate General School
150 Chennault Circle
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery, AL 36112-6418
Director: Mr. Ronald (Ron) E. Frazier
Telephone: 334.953.6468
Fax: 334.953.4487

Type of Institution: Public
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science Degree
For more information: www.afjag.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-110929-023.pdf

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Enterprise State Community College
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program
600 Plaza Drive
Director: Lydia C. Dillingham
Telephone: 334.347.2623

Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certificate
Type of Institution: Public; 2-yr Community College
For more information: https://www.escc.edu/programs/legal-assistant-paralegal/

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Faulkner University
Legal Studies Program
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109-3398
Director: Cathy Lynn Davis
Telephone: 334.386.7304
Fax: 334.386.7261

Degrees Offered: Associate Degree
For more information: www.faulkner.edu/academics/legalstudies.asp

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Gadsden State Community College
Paralegal Program
1001 George Wallace Drive
Allen Hall, Room 201D
Post Office Box 227
Gadsden, AL 35903
Program Director: Elizabeth Howard
Telephone: 256.549.8336
Fax: 256.549.8450

For more information: www.gadsdenstate.edu
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science

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Samford University
Department of Paralegal Education
Metro Programs - DBH 101
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35223
Director: Dawn Carre
Telephone: 205.726.2542
Fax: 205.726.2191

For more information: www.samford.edu/paralegal
Degrees Offered: Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees, Certificate Program

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South University
Paralegal Studies/Legal Studies Program
5355 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36116-1120
Director: Chrissy Dooley-Calhoun
Telephone: 334.395.8826
Fax: 334.395.8859

For more information: www.southuniversity.edu
Degrees Offered: Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees

Updated: 5/9/2017

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