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Paralegal Program - Highline Community College

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Paralegal Program Information

Highline Community College
Paralegal Program
2400 South 240th Street
Des Moines, Washington

Tel: 206.878.3710, ext. 3856
Fax: n/a

Associate Degree


Highline Community College was established in 1961 as the first community college in King County. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities.

The Paralegal program that it offers was established in 1976 and it is approved by the American Bar Association. Students may obtain an A.A.S. Degree or Paralegal Plus Certificate on completing the program successfully. A.A.S degree is offered to students who wish to get a degree in paralegal studies and Paralegal Plus Certificate is offered to students who have a Bachelor's degree and wish to get certificate in paralegal studies. An A.A degree is also offered for students who wish to transfer to 4-year universities.

Some of the Paralegal courses it offers are:

•Introduction to the Legal System

•Introduction to Ethics

•Civil Procedures I

• Civil Procedures II


•Torts, Property, Criminal Law and Procedure

•Law Office Technology

•Advanced Law Office Technology

•Pre-Cooperative Work Experience Seminar

• Cooperative Work Experience

•Cooperative Work Experience Seminar

•Legal Issues of Diversity and Globalism

•Legal Research and Writing I

•Legal Research and Writing II

•Estate Planning and Probate

•Family Law, Intellectual Property

•Alternative Dispute Resolution

•Computer Search and Seizure

•Cooperative Work Experience II

•Cooperative Work Experience Seminar

•Legal Investigation

•Professional Development Seminar,

•Special Topics in Law (var) 1,2,3,4,and 5

• Special Studies 1,2,3,4, and 5


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