Gain entry into a career in law and be part of the legal team

Paralegals are trained in law and legal procedures to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services to the public. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Although a paralegal may not practice law, a paralegal can perform substantive legal work and gain entry into a career in law. Graduates of NSCC’s Paralegal program are prepared to assist attorneys in investigating facts, researching legal issues, drafting legal documents and correspondence, and preparing for trial.


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


NSCC career degree graduates employed within three months

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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2215.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Approved by the A. B. A. The Paralegal Program has approval from the American Bar Association.

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