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Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science

A paralegal school in the Kansas City metro area - Lee's Summit

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies A Paralegal is defined by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) as an individual who is retained by a lawyer, law office, or corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.” National American University offers degree programs in both the Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. The Paralegal Studies degree offered at NAU's Lee's Summit, MO campus provides students with the technical knowledge of a law office applications and the substantive legal knowledge to be a critical part of a legal team. The program is approved by the ABA at the Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro (Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Minnetonka, and Roseville).

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (866) 628-1288 or visit the Lee's Summit campus page.

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Key Courses

  • Native American Law
  • Law Office Technology
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Internship

Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.

Certification Exam

Paralegals can seek certification from National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Students from NAU are qualified to sit for the CLA exam and can receive the designation of "Certified Paralegal" or "CP" after successfully passing the exam. Paralegals can also seek certification from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) through their PCCE exam. Graduates from NAU with two years of experience in the legal field are qualified to sit for the PCCE exam and can receive the designation of "Registered Paralegal" or "RP".

Program Information

The paralegal studies program offered at the Rapid City and Sioux Falls campuses are separately approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The program offered in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, including the Bloomington campus, Brooklyn Center campus, Burnsville campus, Roseville campus, and Minnetonka campus, is separately approved by the ABA.

 
"My most memorable experience would be meeting the staff at my NAU campus for the first time. They were so friendly and so helpful. They treated me like family and made me feel comfortable."
Rebecca Longoria (student)

About Lee’s Summit

National American University’s Lee’s Summit campus is conveniently located in the heart of the Kansas City metro area. Lee’s Summit has been serving students in the Kansas City area since October of 2009. In addition to its strong business curriculum, the Lee’s Summit campus offers excellent degree programs in medical assisting and information technology. Located on North West Murray Road between Chipman Avenue and Third Street, the campus is convenient to Highway 50 and Interstate 470.

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