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ParalegalParalegals perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. Paralegals may work in all areas of the law, including litigation, bankruptcy, corporate law, criminal law, employee benefits, patent and copyright law and real estate.

Paralegals generally do the preparatory work for lawyers involved in closings, hearings, trials and corporate meetings. Paralegals investigate the facts of cases, ensuring all relevant information is uncovered. They conduct legal research to identify the appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other materials that are relevant to assigned cases.

Paralegal positions are among the 20 fastest growing occupations in the economy. Generally, employers require formal paralegal training obtained through associate or bachelor degree programs.

Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Drive Rapid City, SD 57703

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