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Welcome to our ABA Approved Program!
Paralegal Program Goal
When choosing a Paralegal program, it's important to pick a college whose curriculum has the American Bar Association stamp of approval. Community College of Aurora is one of about 279 programs nationwide that has that distinction. An ABA-approved program means something to employers, who can be confident that all aspects of the curriculum have undergone rigorous review and that the delivery of classes, quality of education and student satisfaction will all fall within organizational guidelines.
At CCA, there's the added benefit of faculty that are currently working, or have worked, in the legal field as both paralegals and attorneys. Students receive practical advice on what it's like to work as a Paralegal within a law office, government setting or other legal fields. Students also can be assured they will have access to leading-edge research within the Paralegal discipline as they make their academic journey towards:
- Associate of Applied Science
- Associate of General Studies
- Associate of Applied Science-Management w/Paralegal Emphasis
- Paralegal Certificate
Note: A paralegal is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals are not authorized to practice law in any way. Any act done by a paralegal that requires a legal license to perform constitutes the unauthorized practice of law unless otherwise authorized by court rules.
For more information please contact Margaret Ann Uchner, Paralegal Program Coordinator, 303-340-7254.
Watch the CCA Paralegal Program video to learn more.