Students who complete the Pre-Paralegal Pathway can transfer into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies at The University of Toledo. The University of Toledo’s Paralegal Studies degree programs are approved by the American Bar Association.
A paralegal works under the direct supervision of an attorney, performing a variety of duties including research and investigation of facts. Typical job titles include legal assistant, title researcher, and legal researcher. The paralegal may be called on to prepare a variety of lawrelated documents including standard forms, pleadings, deeds, mortgages and other documents. The paralegal may search official records and record and file documents with the County Clerk of Courts, Secretary of State or other officials. The paralegal will perform legal research for the preparation of briefs and other legal documents and communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally with attorneys, clients and other government officials.
Most paralegals will be hired by private firms, although opportunities will also exist in the public sector. In larger cities, there are also opportunities with consumer organizations, public agencies, and the courts.