Paralegal/Law Program General Information
Truckee Meadows Community College is the only community college in Northern Nevada to offer--on-campus--Westlaw Online research for its paralegal/law program and to be accredited by the American Bar Association.
Truckee Meadows Community College is the only American Bar Association approved program in Nevada.
Graduates from TMCC's paralegal/law program routinely pass the national Certified Legal Assistant examination and the program ranks above the 90th percentile in National Association of Legal Assistants' analysis of student success on the examination.
Online education is offered via LAW 255 Probate, Trust and Guardianship, LAW 232 Procedure - Criminal, LAW 251 Bankruptcy, and LAW 233 Business Structures LAW 252 Family Law; and LAW 263 Ethics.
The credits you earn in the paralegal/law degree program are transferable to pre-law emphasis in four-year institutions.
Choose TMCC's Law Program so that you can:
- begin a career as a paralegal with an AAS degree,
- qualify for paralegal positions in a variety of settings; working with licensed attorneys in private legal practice, the public legal system and corporate legal departments,
- learn from licensed, practicing attorneys and experienced, certified paralegals who emphasize the practical aspects of legal work,
- train in the use of electronic research with Westlaw Online on TMCC's Dandini Campus and through the college's exclusive partnership with Westlaw,
- research, investigate, write and prepare pleadings and forms under the direct supervision of attorneys and receive substantive and procedural law training,
- enter a dynamic employment market.
Complete the TMCC paralegal/law program in five semesters or two years. Students must complete LAW 101 Fundamentals of Law with a grade of "B" or better and must maintain an average of 3.0 GPA in all law-related courses in order to graduate with the AAS degree as a paralegal.
Note: An associate of applied science degree in paralegal/law does not qualify the recipient to practice law. Paralegals are required to work under the supervision of a lawyer who has been admitted to the bar. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. This program does not qualify you to take a bar exam, to practice law or perform legal services without the supervision of a licensed attorney. TMCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, and the disabled are encouraged to apply.