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Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

The Paralegal/ Legal Assistant program at Arlington Career Institute provides you with the skills and real-world training you need to begin your career as a paralegal or legal assistant.

Through our full-time Paralegal program, you’ll be given the unique opportunity to receive hands-on training through Arlington Career Institute’s on-site law firm, Vecchio & Vecchio. All legal classes are taught by attorneys and, during the third quarter of the Paralegal/Legal Assistant program, day students will work with the law firm on pertinent case files.

We understand your time is valuable, which is why this program may be completed in as few as 10 months!

Click here for a detailed program description and outline of our Paralegal/Legal Assistant program.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.

  • Career-focused classes
  • On-campus law library
  • Experienced and knowledgeable staff
  • Day and online classes available


Students may choose to enroll in either the resident (on-ground) program or in the online program. Completion time expectations are the same whatever delivery method is chosen.

Subject Course Number Theory Contact / Lab Hours Quarter Credit Hours
Proofreading for ProfessionalsPL10060 / 06
Computer SpreadsheetPL10260 / 06
Introduction to Computers and Word Processing IPL10412 / 483
Medical Terminology orMA140
Family LawPL10760 / 06
Introduction to Law and Legal TerminologyCR13060 / 06
Legal Document PreparationPL20020 / 404
Basic KeyboardingPL2035 / 553
Legal ResearchPL204A30 / 304.5
Rules of Court and ProceduresPL20655 / 05.5
Criminal Law PL20855 / 55.5
Career DevelopmentPL30018 / 21.5
LitigationPL300A1100 / 2011
Business LawPL300B55 / 55.5
Externship (must be completed to graduate) PL400A1053.5

Jessica Williams

"I graduated from the Paralegal program last May! I am currently employed as a Court Clerk in the Civil Records Department for the Jackson County 16th Circuit Court in Kansas City, MO. All of my training at ACI definitely prepared me for the workforce. I have been able to utilize all of my skills that I learned and then some."

Marisa Santoyo

“I was in [ACI’s] Paralegal Program, and graduated April 2011. I want to thank [ACI] for teaching us things outside of the law: what an attorney wants from his/her paralegal … I started out very unsure of myself until the end of [ACI’s] program. [ACI] gave me the skills and confidence to excel, and I want to thank [ACI].”

Diane Phon

“I got an offer for [an] Accounting Clerk at Feizy Import and Export in Dallas. I start January 11, 2016 … I have enrolled for school for Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. [ACI] gave me an opportunity to find myself and have confidence knowing I am able to do more in life.”

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