Paralegal

Learn to increase your efficiency and billable hours with this intensive, nationally acclaimed, 84-hour Paralegal program. Designed for beginners as well as advanced legal workers, you will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. No prerequisite but expect to complete a significant amount of homework for each session! 

This instruction is practice-oriented and focuses on those areas of law that are most in demand.  No prerequisite but expect to complete a significant amount of homework for each session!

CRN: 16686 / Course: CSBU130-C2
Dates: 9/10/2019 - 12/19/2019
Day(s): Tuesday Thursday
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Campus: Canton
Room: C312
Cost: $1,395 plus Textbooks necessary for this course
Register for this Course

This program is also offered in an online format.  To view details of the online program, please visit the following webpage: Paralegal Online and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Certificate of Completion:

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion this course.

Withdrawal and Refund Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your driver’s license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.


For additional information about this program, please contact Kelley Tilden or call 508-588-9100 x1310.

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Standout Student

Brenna Jackson

For the past four years Brenna Jackson felt drawn to the legal field.  She researched a number of online paralegal certificate programs but none spoke to her.  When a childhood friend told Brenna about a paralegal certificate program she took at Massasoit Community College, a door was opened.  This program offered the in-classroom environment Brenna was looking for and served as an entry point to a career in the legal field.

Brenna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology two years ago and had been working as a billing specialist since then.  Inspired by the turbulence that fills the daily news, she felt inspired to make a difference by entering the legal field.  Brenna excelled in the Paralegal Certificate Program at Massasoit and became a skilled researcher and investigator.  The work, Brenna says, “can be exhausting. but if you put in the time, it’s worth it in the end.”  What made the curriculum especially effective for Brenna was the balance between real-life case studies and theory.  The work was very practical.

While she’s not sure if law school is in her long-term future, Brenna is excited to be pursuing her goal of working in the legal field as a paralegal.  She started her journey by accepting a position as a Legal Assistant with the Phia Group in Braintree in June 2019.  To prospective students considering the Paralegal Certificate Program at Massasoit, Brenna shares: “It’s definitely worth it.  The program provides you with the knowledge and skills to grow in your professional life.”