Paralegal Degree | Legal Assistant Training at Pioneer Pacific

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Paralegal / Legal Assistant – Associate of Applied Science

Paralegals, also known as Legal Assistants, are integral to any law practice. They work closely with lawyers, prosecutors and public defenders and serve as valued members of a legal team. To take the first step toward a career in the legal field, complete the form on the right side of this page or call us at (866) 772-4636 today!


Legal Assistant/Paralegal Degree Program at Pioneer Pacific College

At Pioneer Pacific College, students in the Paralegal Associate of Applied Science Degree Program learn how to handle all duties required to work in a professional setting. Paralegals are detail-oriented, can follow direction, work well in teams and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.

Under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals often work directly with clients in preparation for their case, “hand hold” the client and serve as the clients’ direct contact. For many paralegals, this assistance to clients is one of the most satisfying aspects of their job.

Pioneer Pacific College’s Paralegal Associate of Applied Science degree is one of only two schools in the state of Oregon that offers a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Crystal Eschweiler“When I decided it was time for a life change and decided to become a paralegal, Pioneer Pacific was the school I chose. People had a lot of good things to say about the college. So many of the instructors at Pioneer are just amazing.“Crystal Eschweiler, Paralegal Alumni

Program Details

Definition of a Paralegal

A legal assistant or 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.

While a paralegal cannot give legal advice nor represent a client in court, the paralegal can play an instrumental role in providing quality legal services to all segments of our society.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 70 academic weeks to complete.


Locations offering Paralegal

Possible completion

  • 70 academic weeks

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Typical Jobs

Legal Assistant

Areas of Study

  • Microsoft Office
  • Presentations – PowerPoint
  • Database – Access
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Civil Procedure & Documentation
  • Decedents Estate/Probate Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Torts
  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law
  • Paralegal Externship
  • Ethics and Social Issues
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

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Discover if Legal Assistant is the right career for you by calling one of our helpful Admissions Officers at 1-866-772-4636 or contact us online and we’ll get in touch to further discuss your interests in a legal career.

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