Wisconsin Paralegal Schools

Wisconsin paralegals play a key role in the legal process, able to perform tasks outside of the scope of the practice of law such as direct legal advice and representing clients in court. Wisconsin paralegal schools afford aspirants the opportunity to earn a paralegal degree and enter one of the nation’s fastest growing professions without spending years on courses that don’t impact their ability to become a paralegal.

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Profiles of Well Known Schools

Lakeshore Technical College: Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, Wisconsin has an American Bar Association approved Paralegal Associate Degree in Applied Science. This degree has a total of 66 credits and can be completed within two years. The required fundamental courses include Introduction to Paralegalism and Legal Ethics, Business Law I, and Civil Litigation I. During their fourth semester, students must complete either Paralegal Internship or Paralegal Studies, both of which are avenues for students to gain professional paralegal experience.

Milwaukee Area Technical College: The School of Business at Milwaukee Area Technical College has available a Paralegal Associate in Applied Science and a Paralegal Certificate; both certified by the American Bar Association. The AAS is a 64 hour program with the Technical Studies requirements shared between paralegal, business, and technology courses. The Paralegal Certificate is 18 hours and designed for those who have already earned a bachelors degree. Fundamental courses include Introduction to Paralegalism, Legal Research, Civil Procedure, and Legal Writing.

How to Become a Paralegal in Wisconsin

There are a number of two-year associate’s degree program and post-baccalaureate certificate program, but they all focus on legal research and writing, as well as focuses on aspects of different civil and criminal law. Particularly key in many programs are classes on civil litigation, family law, administrative and real estate law. Additional courses flesh out psychology and anatomy education for aid in personal injury actions. Some programs offer internships, while others offer practicums for aspirants interested in becoming a Wisconsin paralegal.

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Paralegal Schools in Wisconsin

There are six Wisconsin paralegal schools that have earned America Bar Association certification, and all offer two-year associates degree programs. They include Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay and Western Technical College in Lacrosse. Other options for paralegal schools in Wisconsin include online options such as Kaplan University, Post University and others that offer two-year and four-year programs.

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Top Law Firms for Paralegal Graduates in Wisconsin

Foley & Lardner LLP was established in Milwaukee over 160 years ago. Since that time, Foley has grown its client base, and now services individuals as well as multinational corporations. Foley fully recognizes the value of exceptional customer service to its business, and prioritizes its business around this value. Paralegals committed to helping Foley uphold its customer service commitment are welcome to apply. Axley Law Firm has been named as one of the top law firms in Wisconsin, and has also been ranked by the Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell, and Super Lawyers. Axley looks for paralegal candidates capable of making positive contributions to the firm. Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. has five offices in Wisconsin, and as a full service firm represents clients in most areas of the law. Godfrey & Kahn rewards its paralegals with generous benefits including tuition reimbursement, considerable time off, and health care benefits.

Wisconsin Paralegal Salary and Job Outlook

There are nearly 4,000 paralegals in Wisconsin, and that number will continue to grow by large quantities until 2018. The overwhelming majority of Wisconsin paralegals make more than $34,000, but the average annual salary is closer to $44,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Growth is possible because paralegals are in demand at law firms to handle various tasks.

Online and Wisconsin Paralegal Schools

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    Paralegal Schools in Wisconsin

    Bryant & Stratton College (Milwaukee, WI; Wauwatosa, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Paralegal

    Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Paralegal
    Post Baccalaureate Certificate | Paralegal

    Globe University (Eau Claire, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Paralegal Studies
    Associate Degree | Paralegal Studies (online program)
    Bachelor Degree | Paralegal Studies
    Bachelor Degree | Paralegal Studies (online program)

    Herzing University (Madison, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Legal Assisting/Paralegal

    ITT Technical Institute (Green Bay, WI; Greenfield, WI; Madison, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Paralegal Studies
    Associate of Science | Paralegal Studies

    Lakeshore Technical College (Cleveland, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Paralegal Studies

    Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Paralegal Studies
    Post Baccalaureate Certificate | Paralegal Studies

    Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Paralegal Studies
    Certificate | Paralegal Studies

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Paralegal

    Rasmussen College (Green Bay, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Paralegal Studies
    Certificate | Paralegal Studies

    Western Technical College (La Crosse, WI)
    Paralegal Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Paralegal Studies

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