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Paralegal Education Information
When most people think of Nevada, they probably first think of gambling, shows, quick marriages, and quicker divorces. Nevada is a large state with a substantial population—nearly 90% of that population, however, lives in one of two places, which makes the state unique in new ways.
The Nevada Test Site, about seventy miles northwest of Las Vegas, had the highest number of detonated nuclear weapons in the entire country. They conducted over 1,000 nuclear tests in the area, including simultaneous detonations and underground testing. Many of the famous and iconic images we have today of the era are from this area. Tourists in the 1950’s would visit and stay in downtown Las Vegas because they could see the mushroom cloud from there.
There are a few paralegal programs offered in the state, including programs in Reno and Las Vegas. One can also pursue a paralegal degree or certificate through various online programs. The College of Southern Nevada offers an Associate’s in Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies. It is a 63-hour program (approximately two years). After your general education requirements (English, history, math, science, etc), you’ll take coursework in information systems, fundamentals of law, civil procedure, law office management, legal writing, research, and ethics. You’ll also pick from courses such as torts, criminal procedure, bankruptcy, administrative law, civil evidence, and real estate law, among others, to help focus your degree.
The paralegal field is growing faster than many fields. In a time when other fields are seeing job cuts, the paralegal is finding more job openings and newly created job listings.