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ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs


Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire
Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland
Madison College
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay
Western Technical College, La Crosse

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Chippewa Valley Technical College
Paralegal Program
620 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162
Director: Mark Barker
Telephone: 715.833.6355
Fax: 715.852.1340

Type of Institution: Public, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate of Applied Science
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.cvtc.edu/Programs/DeptPages/Paralegal/

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Lakeshore Technical College
Paralegal Program
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015-9761
Director: Richard J. Opie
Telephone: 920.693.1202
Fax: 920.693.8515

Type of Institution: Public
Degrees Offered: Associate Degree
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.gotoltc.edu/programs/para_index.php
Description: The Paralegal program at Lakeshore Technical College offers hands on experience through legal classes taught by practicing paralegals and attorneys, flexibility for students by offering both evening and online courses, classrooms equipped with modern technology, computerize legal research, internships and more.

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Madison College
Paralegal Program
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Director: Norma J. Kropp
Telephone: 608.246.6520

Type of Institution: Public, 2-year
Degrees Offered: Associate Degree of Applied Science; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Internships: Mandatory
Minimum length of time to complete program: Associate Degree of Applied Science—4 semesters; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate—2 semesters
For more information: www.madisoncollege.edu/plus/paralegal
Description: The Madison College Paralegal Program prepares students for highly responsible entry-level positions as paralegals. Coursework includes ethics, substantive and procedural law, the American legal system, delivery of legal services, law office and related environments, the paralegal profession, legal research and writing, and law-related technology skills. The program offers students hands on, practical classroom experiences and internship placements. All program classes are taught by practicing attorneys and paralegals in classrooms equipped with modern technology.

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Milwaukee Area Technical College
Paralegal Program
700 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
Director: Dr. Katherine A. Collins
Telephone: 414.297.7991
Fax: 414.297.7689

Degrees Offered: Associate Degree; Post-baccalaureate Certificate
For more information: www.Matc.edu

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Paralegal Program
2740 West Mason Street
Post Office Box 19042
Green Bay, WI 54307-9042
Co-Directors: Beth R. Pless, Anne E. Oestreicher
Telephone: 920.498.6956
Fax: 920.498.6956

Type of Institution: Public, Technical, 2 yr
Degrees Offered: Associate in Arts, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Minimum length of time to complete program: Certificate, 2 semesters; Associate Degree, 4 semesters
Internships: Mandatory
For more information: www.nwtc.edu/Pages/Home.aspx
Description: This program prepares learners for the rigors and ethical requirements of paralegal practice in various areas of substantive law. Each course emphasizes practical, realistic hands-on learning activities. Strong legal research and legal writing skills are developed. Flexible learning options are available to learners, including day, evening, interactive television (ITV), and online (eTech) courses. A unique opportunity to engage in a field study of the German legal system is also offered. NWTC further supports its paralegal learners and graduates through active participation in various paralegal organizations, local bar associations and by offering continuing legal education seminars to paralegals and attorneys.

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Western Technical College
Paralegal Program
400 - 7th Street North
Post Office Box C-0908
La Crosse, WI 54601
Director: Wendie Witzke
Telephone: 608.789.6122
Fax: 608.785.9200

Degrees Offered: Associate Degree
For more information: www.westerntc.edu

Updated: 10/5/2015

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