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JCCC's Legal Studies program prepares students for a career in the law as a paralegal.

  • We are the only American Bar Association approved paralegal education program in the Kansas City metropolitan area. This program has been approved by the ABA since 1980. JCCC, as an ABA approved paralegal program, requires its students to take at least ten semester credits through traditional classroom instruction.
  • Earning an associate's degree through JCCC's Paralegal program can help you complete a bachelor's degree.
  • Paralegals cannot practice law. Only licensed attorneys may practice law.
  • You may also be interested in JCCC's Spanish/English Legal Interpreting certificate.

How to Apply

Selective admission: You must meet certain criteria in order to apply for the Paralegal program. 

Degrees and Certificates

Online Paralegal Classes

All Paralegal Classes

Info for Students



Jay Nadlman
Associate Professor and Chair

Norma Fordham

Gwenda Hawk
Assistant Professor

Holly Manlove
Adjunct Professor

Jessie Simpson
Adjunct Professor

Elisa Waldman
Adjunct Associate Professor