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Legal Assisting
Associate of Applied Science Degree. Certificate.

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Overview
of
Legal
Assisting

The Legal Assisting program at Kilgore College is fully accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Legal Assistant curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work under the general direction of attorneys to assist them in the completion of legal tasks and courts, utility companies, title companies, banks and in government agencies.

   

What do graduates of the program do?

The program provides knowledge and skills for employment in law firms, courts, utility companies, title companies, trusts and mortgage department of banks, hospitals, governmental agencies and industrial companies.

What is the job outlook for graduates?

The U.S. Department of Labor expects that demand for legal assistants will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012. The National Association of Paralegal, the Associations projects that growth in demand for legal assistants in Texas will be at least 8% per year.


W
hat kind of salary can graduates
expect?


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Legal Assistant is $43,040. Local salaries will vary.


How long does it take to complete the program?



A student can obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree or a one-year completion certificate.


How do you get more information about the Legal Assisting program?
The Legal Assisting Program at Kilgore College is located in the Bonnie Porter Business Administration Building on the Kilgore campus. Legal Assisting classes are taught at both the Kilgore Campus and the Longview Center. Day and evening sections of all classes are offered.

If you need any other information please email or phone John Whitehead at the address below.

 

» Contact Information


John Whitehead

Instructor, Legal Assisting
Phone:(903) 988-7436
jwhitehead@kilgore.edu
Location: Bonnie Porter business Administration Building (BA)


Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.

 

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