Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies
Expanding Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal and litigation support jobs are expected to grow 8 percent through the year 2024 with projected job openings of 82,700 in the United States.1 Furthermore, according to an industry salary study, 30% of firms, vendors and corporations intend to grow their practice groups, and hiring in the legal field continues to accelerate.
As a whole, corporations are predicting the biggest increased demand for Analysts, Paralegals, e-Discovery Attorneys, and Consultants.2 Trends also suggest that employers are becoming more selective and placing greater preference on paralegal candidates with a degree.3
Earning your degree now means you’ll be prepared for the jobs of the future.
Example Careers & Employers
As a graduate of the Bryan University Associate Degree in Litigation and E-Discovery Paralegal Studies, examples of career opportunities may include:
- Corporate Paralegal
- Litigation Paralegal
- Discovery Paralegal
- Legal Analyst
- Legal Support Specialist
- Legal Assistant
- Litigation Clerk
As a graduate, you’ll have the skills to perform many key roles in the legal industry:
- Managing attorney- and client-support functions
- Conducting investigation of facts and performing legal research related to a case
- Compiling evidence and preparing materials for trial
- Directing and coordinating law-office operations
- Preparing and indexing legal documents, reports and other litigation materials using computer software
- Maintaining electronic databases and all electronic materials and documents related to law cases using relevant e-Discovery software
Examples of employment settings may include:
- Local and international law firms
- Corporate legal departments
- Professional services firms
- Finance and insurance firms
- Government agencies
Find Your Place in a Growing, Multibillion-Dollar Industry
Recent trends indicate that law firms increasingly use technology and computer software for managing documents and preparing for trials. In today’s technology-driven environment, paralegals should be equipped with electronic database-management expertise and be current on the latest e-Discovery software. E-Discovery refers to all electronic materials that are searched, located and secured as resources for a trial. These include emails, text messages, phone records, accounting databases, websites and other electronic documents.
E-Discovery has quickly become a multibillion-dollar industry and a key component of the legal process, often comprising 50 percent or more of litigation costs. E-Discovery experts recognize a huge knowledge gap in the profession, leading to an ever-growing need for highly educated paralegals with the right e-Discovery training. That’s why Bryan University is committed to providing you with a unique paralegal e-Discovery education, giving you the training to prepare you for success as soon as you graduate.
At Bryan University, we give you a clear pathway to these exciting opportunities, so that you’re ready to make your next career move as soon as you graduate. Learn how we can put you on the path.
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2Cowen Group (2014). Ninth Annual Salary Survey Report.
3Robert Half©2015 Salary Guide for the Legal Field