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Paralegal Program at College of Lake County (CLC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 007694
  • Phone: (847) 543-2000

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  • Phone: (847) 543-2061

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  • Phone: (847) 543-2062

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Paralegal Program

The paralegal degree program at College of Lake County teaches students to perform legal research, as well as drafting, investigatory record-keeping, and other administrative functions related to the legal system. Students who graduate the program will perform these functions under the supervision of an attorney or in a court and will gain instruction from the program in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and other legal specializations. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer paralegal program.

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Students Enrolled in the Paralegal Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. CLC has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate59
    Associate's Degree20

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male18
    Female61

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black2
    Hispanic6
    White63
    Unknown7

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Paralegal program at College of Lake County, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

  • Description:

    Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, paralegals and legal assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.3% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 8,290
      • Average Hourly Rate: $26.56
      • Average Annual Salary: $55,250
    • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 390
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.39
      • Average Annual Salary: $34,090
    • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 340
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.39
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,490

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

  • Description:

    Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, title examiners, abstractors, and searchers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 830
      • Average Hourly Rate: $24.08
      • Average Annual Salary: $50,090
    • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.06
      • Average Annual Salary: $37,570

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Paralegal Programs in Illinois

Paralegal programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Harper College

Palatine, IL
Type: Community College

66 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A)
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Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
Type: Community College

40 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A)
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City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
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City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C)
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College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
Type: Community College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A)
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Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

74 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (B)
Ellis University

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A,B)
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Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

120 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)
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Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (B)
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Lewis University

Romeoville, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (B)