Paralegal Program at College of Lake County

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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. College of Lake County has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate0
Less Than Two-Year Award26
Associate's Degree17

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male7
Female36

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black3
Hispanic2
White35
Unknown3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, paralegals and legal assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 8
    • Average Hourly Rate: $24.86
    • Average Annual Salary: $51,700
  • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 410
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.79
    • Average Annual Salary: $45,310
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 350
    • Average Hourly Rate: $29.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $61,100

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, title examiners, abstractors, and searchers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 960
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.64
    • Average Annual Salary: $40,850
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Average Hourly Rate: $16.94
    • Average Annual Salary: $35,240

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Description

All legal support workers not listed separately.

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Harper College

Palatine, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 53 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 40 students completed this program

Programs

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)

Northwestern College

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Paralegal (C)

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 61 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 82 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C)

MacCormac College

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)
  • Court Reporting (A)

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

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