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Paralegal A.A.S./Certificate

As a paralegal, you are not admitted to the practice of law. You work under the direct supervision of an attorney and are a vital part of a legal service team!

Paralegal A.A.S.

The paralegal A.A.S. degree program's goals are to train you in:

  • Conducting legal research
  • Developing trial notebooks and supporting trial work
  • Preparing legal documents
  • Summarizing depositions
  • Writing detailed procedures for law office specialty areas
  • Interviewing clients and performing investigative work
  • Understanding procedures that involve decision-making
  • Performing administrative functions

If you are interested in getting started in this program, please contact the program counselor, Rebecca Goss, at or 509-533-8449.

The paralegal A.A.S. degree program is approved by the American Bar Association.

Paralegal Certificate

To enter the Paralegal Certificate program, students must have completed one or more of the following from an accredited college and/or university:

  • A.A. degree or A.A.S. degree in Legal Secretary
  • A.A.S. degree in Legal Administrative Assistant
  • B.A. degree
  • B.S. degree

The program builds on the general education you've acquired and quickly propels you into the study of the law where you learn to perform the vital functions of the "trained specialist" in the legal process.

As a paralegal, you are not admitted to the practice of law. You work under the direct supervision of an attorney.

The paralegal certificate is approved by the American Bar Association.

Spokane, Seattle, and most Washington State cities and towns will have career opportunities for legal positions as legal assistants, secretaries, paralegals and administrative assistants.

Paralegal and Legal Nurse graduates do not receive a license to practice law, thus performing legal work directly for the public or giving legal advice directly to the public constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.


You may visit the Legal Careers page for frequently asked questions.

Consult the official program outline
for more information about this program.
link to outline
For more information....For more information:
Counseling Contact:Rebecca Goss, Counselor - For curricular information
 (509) 533-8449 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 8449
Program Contact:Bob Loomis, Instructor - For curricular information
 (509) 533-7470 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7470

You can also submit an online information request
or get our address to write for more information

You may be eligible for free tuition!
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1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
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509-533-7000 or
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