Legal Assistant in Washington

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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies

The role of paralegal, or legal assistant, is essential to the running of the legal justice system and these professionals are more in demand than ever. If you have considered earning your Paralegal Studies degree, it’s time to contact Charter College.

While lawyers assume ultimate responsibility for legal work, they often delegate many of their tasks to legal assistants. In fact, legal assistants are continuing to assume a growing range of tasks in legal offices. Experienced, formally trained Legal Assistants should have the best employment opportunities.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies prepares graduates to seek entry-level employment as paralegals in law offices and government agencies. Typical job titles for Legal Assistants entering the field include Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Legal Researcher and Litigation Assistant.

If you’re considering accredited colleges in Alaska, Washington, or California, contact the Charter College location nearest you to start earning your legal assistant degree today.

Program Highlights:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Family law, criminal law and procedure, real estate law, business law, torts, contracts, evidence
  • Legal office operations
  • Office computer programs
  • Mathematical and orderly reasoning
  • Written and oral communication
  • Offered online for student convenience 

Fast Track:
13 months 

Earn an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies in just over a year. Charter College is a year-round school, providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique accelerated learning approach helps you to graduate on time.


For Alaska residents, this program is offered through Charter College, Anchorage. For non-Alaskan residents, it is offered through Charter College, Vancouver.

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