A Career as a Paralegal

A paralegal or legal assistant is a person – qualified through education, training or work experience – who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency or other entity. The paralegal performs specifically delegated, substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals must not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

For more information about the paralegal profession and the MCC Paralegal Program, please visit the Paralegal FAQs.

On the Web

These web sites provide additional information on potential careers:

  • American Association for Paralegal Education
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals
  • Central CT Paralegal Association
  • Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
  • United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Degree Program

Certificate Program