The paralegal profession is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. As the only ABA-approved paralegal studies program in Boston, Suffolk's Applied Legal Studies program will give you a leg up in the field. More and more employers choose to hire only graduates of ABA-approved paralegal studies programs.

Paralegals are not licensed to practice law independently, but work as valued members of legal teams under the supervision of one or more attorneys. They conduct investigations, draft legal documents, maintain legal records, prepare pleadings, work with witnesses, perform legal research, and do a variety of other tasks at law offices, corporations, government agencies, and insurance companies.