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Paralegal School In Las Vegas

Begin a thrilling and rewarding career in law with Northwest’s Paralegal Studies School. Becoming a Paralegal means training to become a high-in-demand member of the U.S legal system.

As part of your Paralegal Studies Associate degree, you’ll learn from seasoned attorneys and experienced Paralegals while visiting courts, jails, and mediation centers to gain hands-on experience of the Las Vegas legal system.

Learn how to become a Paralegal with our flexible hands-on and online Paralegal Studies program where every student is provided with a laptop.

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Quick Facts

$37,190

The median annual wage

16%

Job Outlook Much Faster Than Average

700,000+

Graduates Got employed every year

$18/hr

Typically make In medical assistant

19%

Employment Is Expected To Grow

$34,000+

a graduate earns in a year

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“I was just really proud.”
"I guess at the very beginning of my program I wasn't 100% about myself. But, by graduation, I was just really proud. I enjoyed learning about the law the most..."

Zuleika Fennell

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Why Paralegal Studies At
Northwest Career College?

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    Graduate in as little as 18 months

    Northwest’s schedule allows you to attend paralegal training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career.

  • Financial Aid

    Financial aid is available to those who qualify

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    Hands-on instruction in all facets of Paralegal Studies

    You will participate in mock trials, legal research, writing briefs, using Westlaw and more to experience first-hand the law in action which will make your paralegal training applicable to the Las Vegas legal system.

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    Students are our priority

    Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Paralegal School in Las Vegas.

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    Professional legal team instructing all classes

    As a Paralegal, your understanding of the law and the lawyer’s needs are critical. That’s why, at Northwest Career College, your Paralegal instructors are experienced legal professionals including attorneys, paralegals and seasoned specialists able not only to teach you the law and its application throughout the justice, legal and business community but also to guide you as to the many ways a Paralegal integrates into a variety of the Las Vegas legal professions.

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    Flexible Paralegal Studies class schedules that fit your life

    Northwest’s Paralegal Program Las Vegas offers campus & online paralegal classes to accommodate your work and family schedule.

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    Are all of the courses held on campus?

    Northwest Career College has developed a blended program for Paralegal Training. All paralegal classes Las Vegas law classes are taught on campus by an attorney. Additionally, although general education courses are offered on-line, instructors are on-campus to review and support your learning experience.

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    Work on your own laptop for exceptional training

    Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.

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    Committed career services team on campus

    Northwest’s Career Services team works with you to help you find the best paralegal employment opportunity that fits your needs with your Paralegal Degree Las Vegas.

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Putting Superior Training First

The Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies is a program of study designed to qualify its graduates to pursue a career in law including employment at Nevada law firms; Nevada governmental entities; and professional businesses including real estate, mortgage, banking and insurance to name a few. Your Paralegal Training Las Vegas paralegal coursework prepares graduates to think critically and act ethically within the local and national norms of professional conduct. In addition to the academic and hands-on training, Paralegal students travel through the valley for a variety of informative and interactive field trips. There's never a dull moment in the Paralegal Studies Program.

Some Of What You Learn

  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Technology In The Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • General Education Classes
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Tuition Information

Cost per Term (1-6) $4,498.00

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Paralegal Studies Course Details

COURSE OUTLINE

  • LA101 Introduction to the Law Office
  • PL202 Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • LA102 Introduction to Law
  • PL203 Family Law
  • LA103 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing
  • PL204 Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • LA104 Introduction to Legal Ethics
  • PL211 Paralegal Studies Externship
  • LA105 Introduction to Contracts
  • ENG101 English Composition I
  • LA106 Introduction to Civil Law
  • ENG102 English Composition II
  • LA107 Introduction to Criminal Law
  • HIST101 American Government and the Nevada State Constitution
  • LA111 Microsoft Office for Legal Professionals
  • MAT101 Basic College Mathematics
  • PL201 Introduction to eDiscovery
  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology

Why Paralegal Training?

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What Will I Do?

As a Paralegal, most importantly you are working with a team of legal professionals to help clients in trouble or need. The high degree of interaction between Paralegals and legal clients results in a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping people.

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High Demand Career

Employment for Paralegals is expected to grow 10 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A Great Life

A Paralegal Studies graduate with two or more years of experience can expect an ~ $29 - $34 hourly wage according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and NCC Graduate Data.

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Paralegal Studies FAQ

Q. How long does it take to complete a Paralegal Studies program at Northwest Career College?

In as little as 18 months.

Q. What are the benefits of doing a Paralegal Studies degree instead of a traditional law degree?

In order to obtain a traditional law degree, you have to complete four years of undergraduate study and apply for entrance into a law school, which can be very competitive and will take another three to four years to complete. With a Paralegal Studies Associates degree, you can earn an associate or bachelor's degree and begin working in your career as soon as you finish your degree.

Q. What kind of jobs can I get with a Paralegal Studies degree?

Paralegals can be found working in law firms, corporations, business organizations, banks, insurance companies, health organizations, Post-Secondary instructors, and government facilities.

Q. Can I transfer my credits to another school?

Yes! Northwest Career College has partnerships with several universities to help our students advance their Associate degree to a higher degree!

Q. Do paralegals need to be licensed in Nevada?

Nevada does not have any licensure requirements for Paralegals, but employers typically prefer to hire individuals with formal training if they lack prior work experience in the legal field. Paralegals are not usually considered entry-level employees.

Q. What is a paralegal salary in Nevada?

The average salary for Paralegals in Nevada is $59,200 per year. Graduates entering the field with formal education but no experience should expect a lower starting salary than average while they gain experience. Graduates then have significant opportunities to increase their earning potential, as many paralegals make more than average.