Austin Community College’s Legal Paralegal Program is a night/Saturday program designed to prepare the student to function as a paralegal (legal assistant) in a law firm or the law department of a government agency or corporation. Topics include family law, real property, wills and trusts, civil litigation, and legal writing.
What level of education is required?
The Program accepts high school graduates, but also trains students who already hold bachelor degrees, master’s degrees and Ph.D.s.
How flexible is the program?
Each evening law course meets one night per week and these courses are offered Monday through Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings.
Who teaches the courses?
All of the law courses are taught by licensed attorneys.
Curious about our program?
Please take a look at the program page, for details on the two options depending on your educational background. Also, review the course schedule to see if our class times and locations work with your schedule.
Additionally, here is the Tuition & Fees Chart. In-district students pay $255 for each three LEH course. You can contact the Admissions Office at 512-223-4636 for help determining whether you are in-district, as well as help with registration.
After you’ve reviewed the program page and course schedule, please contact Shawn Slack, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-223-3713 for additional information.
Have you already applied for admission to ACC? If not, here’s the link and explanation of the process.
The ACC Paralegal Department is accredited by SACS, approved by the American Bar Association, and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which meets the recommended standards for paralegal education of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.
A paralegal (also known as a legal assistant) is a professional who, by training and experience, is qualified to perform legal functions under the direction and supervision of an attorney.
Paralegals play important roles in the legal process. They draft documents, perform research, and assist attorneys before and during trials.
UPL Statement: Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.