According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for the Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Niagara region the mean salary is $48,530, and the job growth for paralegals is at a rate of 12% which is faster than average.
- Students can attend classes either online synchronously or on-campus.
- Available to undergraduate Daemen students or any student with a four-year degree.
- Program can be finished in as little as two semesters.
- Classes are offered at night and online synchronously to accommodate the working professional.
- Students gain legal writing, research, and analytical skills.
- Students participate in internships, our legal clinic, trips to courts and legal offices, and hear from guest speakers.
With paralegal skills, you can be a small business owner or work for a legal software company. These skills can also help prepare you for law school.
Paralegal skills can prepare graduates to work in:
- law firms
- the legislature
- insurance companies
- employment agencies
- health insurance agencies
Popular careers include:
- Bar association administrator
- Claims adjuster
- Compliance officer
- Court clerk
- Grant writer
- Evidence technician
- Law clerk
- Legal analyst
- Probation officer
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*Paralegals assist attorneys in legal research, writing and case investigation. Paralegals cannot provide legal advice to the public except as authorized by law.
*All students receiving a Paralegal Certificate or a B.S. in Paralegal Studies must take at least 9 credits of synchronous instruction.