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Legal Assistant


In Macomb’s Paralegal Program, you will be introduced to a paralegal’s ethical and professional responsibilities as a member of the legal services delivery team, as well as the purpose and function of discovery and legal pleadings. You will learn how to conduct legal research, prepare legal forms and documents, and conduct and summarize factual investigations, as you become familiar with family law, criminal law, real estate, bankruptcy, court procedures and corporations. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Paralegal

  1. Approved by the American Bar Association
  2. Take classes online or at times convenient to your life
  3. What you need to succeed, including free tutoring

Paralegal Courses at Macomb

  • Michigan Legal System & Ethics
  • Legal Research & Writing 1 & 2
  • Legal Procedure
  • Mechanics of Real Estate Law
  • Principles of Family Law
  • Estate Administration and Elder Law in Michigan
  • Proceedings Under the Federal Bankruptcy Code & Debt Collection
  • Proceedings Under Administration Agencies
  • Criminal Law & Procedures
  • Electronic Evidence & Discovery
  • Computerized Litigation Support Concepts

Career Opportunities in Paralegal

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Paralegal program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


The Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), Standing Committee on Paralegals, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598, 312.988.5757.

How do I find out more about the Paralegal Program?

For more information, contact the Paralegal Program Advisor: Professor Jennifer Manatine, 586.445.7176.

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