Paralegals (legal assistants) are employed by lawyers to assist with daily operations in the law office. Duties may include researching law, investigating facts, interviewing witnesses, preparing documents, managing case files, and preparing cases for settlement or litigation. Paralegals may also be called upon to file and check pleadings and other documents with the courts or other government offices. Paralegal employment is a growing field within the State of New Mexico, as well as other states.
This degree program is approved as a Navajo Nation Bar Association Advocacy Training Program.
Note: A student must earn a C or higher in all courses designated with an asterisk (*) within the program to count toward the degree.