The Washington, DC, area offers tremendous job opportunities for paralegals. In additional to law firms, the federal government, local governments, corporations, banks, insurance companies, title companies, and many other organizations seek to hire talented, formally-trained individuals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to fill 82,700 job openings through 2024.
If you are interested in a career that offers limitless possibilities and excellent starting salaries, find out more about our paralegal studies programs. The programs are offered at our Germantown and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses. Several of the courses can be taken online.
Note: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
Paralegal Studies Degree and Certificate
Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information.
- Paralegal Studies Certificate [suspended effective Fall 2019]
Related Programs and Courses
General Studies Degree
Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.
The Paralegal Studies Club is an organization of paralegal students at MC that offers networking opportunities with local attorneys and other community stakeholders. The club also provides additional special events and activities such as resume building, employment interview tips, presentations by legal luminaries, and social events.