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Continuing Studies

Paralegal Program

The Carthage Paralegal Program prepares adult learners for careers as paralegals.

Paralegals provide attorneys professional support that smooths the function of their legal practices. Working under the direction of practicing attorneys, paralegals:

  • Interview clients
  • Prepare documents and pleadings
  • Accompany attorneys to court
  • Summarize depositions
  • Assist with legal and factual research
  • Write memoranda

The intensive 14-week program at Carthage provides coursework leading to a Paralegal Generalist Certificate of Completion. To meet the needs of busy professionals, classes meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Courses are taught by practicing attorneys and professionals.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate of completion from the College. Students also earn professional development credits from Carthage, which may or may not  be transferable to other higher education programs or institutions.

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Information sessions are held monthly on the Carthage campus in Kenosha, WI. For specific building and room locations, call 262-551-6300, or contact the Office of Continuing Studies by email to