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Are you a detail-oriented, responsible person who gets satisfaction from completing precise research? Are you fascinated by law but aren’t sure if law school is for you? El Centro’s is one of only a few paralegal programs in the state approved by the American Bar Association and is designed to teach you to work as a paralegal to attorneys. It also can help you decide if a law career is right for you.

Are you interested in a career in paralegal studies?


El Centro’s Paralegal program is not only widely respected but is also an incredible bargain. Its setting near downtown Dallas provides access to the Records Building, George Allen Civil Courthouse, Frank Crowley Criminal Courthouse and Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse. As a Paralegal student, you:

  • Will have instructors who are practicing attorneys and paralegals
  • Will have access to an on-campus law library and two computer-assisted legal research systems
  • Can earn an associate degree which includes 14 legal courses
  • Will prepare for exciting and challenging work with law firms, corporations and agencies.

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“My paralegal classes really gave me the fundamental foundation of what it means to be a paralegal. I had always been the only paralegal in a small law firm and I got a much better understanding of how paralegals are utilized in much larger firms. I got a lot of practical information, particularly in legal research and writing, on how to write persuasively. The overall quality of instruction was really just exceptional.” Read Kristine's story.
Kristine Farmer
S. Kristine Farmer
Employment Litigation Case Manager, Fish and Richardson, PC