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ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs


Phoenix College, Phoenix
Pima Community College, Tucson

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Phoenix College
Paralegal Studies Program
640 N 1st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1515
Director: Scott A. Hauert
Telephone: 602.223.4050

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
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 program: 3 semesters for Certificate; 4-5 semesters for AAS, depending on course selection
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.phoenixcollege.edu/legalstudies
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 paralegals from the community. The Paralegal Program places particular emphasis on core skills needed by entry-level paralegals such as legal writing, legal procedures, torts, contracts, legal research, and litigation technologies. We also offer a rich variety of electives, including Criminal Procedure, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Probate, and Regulatory Compliance.

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Pima Community College
Paralegal Program
Downtown Campus
1255 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709-3030
Director: Linda C. Marks, MCC
Telephone: 520.206.7298

Type of Institution: Public; 2-yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Applied Science; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate; Post-Associate Certificate
Internships: Elective
For more information: www.dtc.pima.edu
Description: The Post-Degree Certificate requires a previous Bachelor's or an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Updated: 09/29/2015

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