What are the Career Opportunities?
Certain segments of the legal field are projected to expand as businesses create in-house legal departments and litigation continues to rise. Opportunities for legal assistants within law firms are also projected to expand as firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and lower their expenses.‡ However, while opportunities are expected to rise, the legal field remains a competitive one.
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the legal, business, government, health care, banking, real estate, or the service industry. Positions you could pursue with this degree include:
Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. Compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.
Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research. Sample job titles: Judicial Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Secretary, Litigation Assistant, and Magistrate Assistant.
Paralegal or Legal Assistant
Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. Sample job titles: Immigration Paralegal, Legal Analyst, Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Paralegal Specialist, Real Estate Paralegal, Contracts Paralegal, and Litigation Paralegal. Request Info