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Western Kentucky University

Paralegal Studies Program



Paralegals, also called legal assistants, work with lawyers in a wide range of professional settings and perform tasks that include legal research, legal writing and document preparation, information gathering, litigation support, legal technology support and office management. Employment opportunities are available for paralegals in law firms, corporations, courts and government agencies, businesses, real estate and banking.


Practice Restrictions

Paralegals shall not engage in the unauthorized practice of law as proscribed by Kentucky law and the Supreme Court Rules (SCR 3.130 [5.5]) and must be appropriately supervised by a lawyer to ensure the paralegal's conduct is compatible with the professional and ethical standards of the practice (SCR 3.130 (5.3]).


                     This Program is approved by the American Bar Association.






Julie Shadoan, J.D.                                                       
Paralegal Studies and Real Estate Program                                     
TPH 223                                                                                                            


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 Last Modified 9/24/14