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MC Paralegal Program

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 legal occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 93,300 new jobs.

If you are interested in a career that offers limitless possibilities and excellent starting salaries, find out more about our paralegal studies program. The program courses are offered at our Rockville, 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. 

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Paralegal Studies Degree

Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information.

Associate of Applied Science

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Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

Paralegal Studies Club
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.