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Enter the Challenging Field of Law

For the health and safety of our community and in accordance with Gov. Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, the college is serving students and the community remotely through June 19. College offices will reopen to the public on June 22.

Employees are serving students and the community remotely during this time. Please check back for updates on this website for access to services available online, by email, or phone.

Summer and fall quarter registration opens June 1. The summer and fall class schedules will be available online May 22 at edcc.edu/schedule. Summer quarter classes begin July 1. 

  • 100% online instruction for ALL classes (with some exceptions) for summer quarter.
  • Exception: Classes with a hands-on component could be offered throughout the quarter. Strict social distancing guidelines will be followed.

All college updates, resources, and information about COVID-19 is available at edcc.edu/coronavirus. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Paralegal is one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation. Paralegals work as members of legal teams in law firms, business, government, and social service organizations. Your responsibilities may include interviewing clients and witnesses, researching the law, preparing briefs, and attending court hearings.

The college's American Bar Association-approved program offers classes that include intellectual property, litigation, and criminal law. If you enjoy problem-solving and research and have an interest in law, you have the beginning of a fine paralegal career.

Paralegal Careers Continue to be One of the Fastest Growing Job Fields in Washington State

Job outlook 27 percent or higher through 201 6 — Occupational Quarterly Handbook

Careers range from working in law firms to jobs with government, private business or social service agencies. Paralegals may not practice law or give legal advice. They work under an attorney's supervision.

Our program was planned and developed with the cooperation of the Washington State Bar Association to meet standards set by the American Bar Association.

Classes Offered Day, Evening and Online

The curriculum is designed to prepare you to enter the legal field for the first time or to enhance your professional skills for a new career.

You can begin a program in the summer, fall, winter or spring — approximately 20 legal courses are offered each quarter.

Paralegal Associate in Applied Science Transfer

for students seeking to transfer to a university

Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree

for students seeking entry level or advanced paralegal positions

Advanced Paralegal Certificate

for students with a bachelor's degree or higher