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New Mexico State University

Alamogordo

Admission Application Deadline 16-week/1st 8-week sessions: Jan 11-13. Classes start Jan 25, 2021.
Admission Application Deadline 2nd 8-week session: Jan 14-Mar 1. Classes start March 19, 2021.
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Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies program is designed to give the paralegal a broad background in many different areas of the law. Through practical “how to” courses, students learn about the legal system, acquire skills used in law offices, and are taught the professional and ethical responsibilities of a paralegal. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. Those who successfully complete this two-day exam are designated Certified Legal Assistants (CLA), and approved for institutional membership by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).

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