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Edmonds College
Program overview
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description


Paralegal is one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation. Paralegals work as members of legal teams in law firms, business, government, and social service organizations. Your responsibilities may include interviewing clients and witnesses, researching the law, preparing briefs, and attending court hearings.

The college's American Bar Association-approved program offers classes that include intellectual property, litigation, and criminal law. If you enjoy problem-solving and research and have an interest in law, you have the beginning of a fine paralegal career.

Classes Offered Day, Evening and Online

The curriculum is designed to prepare you to enter the legal field for the first time or to enhance your professional skills for a new career.

You can begin a program in the summer, fall, winter or spring — approximately 20 legal courses are offered each quarter.

Program content

  • Career and College Success: Paralegal
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal Process: CD
  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate and Property Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Paralegal Law
  • Litigation Practice and Procedure
  • Torts and Personal Injury
  • Law Office Technology
  • Law Office Procedures
  • Interviewing and Investigating: CD
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Contracts
  • American Indian Law: CD
  • Intellectual Property
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Environmental Law
  • Special Topics: Paralegal
  • Immigration Law: CD
  • Corporations
  • Debtor/Creditor and Bankruptcy Law
  • Employment and Labor Law: CD
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence
  • Legal Internship
  • Paralegal Success Skills
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Seminars
  • Special Projects: Paralegal

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee* costs for academic year 2021-2022 (September-June):

  • Three Quarters: $9,947.40
  • One Quarter: $3,315,80

*Based on 15 college/high school credits

$500 Tuition Reduction for the 21-22 Academic Year!

Starting Spring 2021, each new student taking 12 or more High School or College credits will receive a $500 tuition reduction for a maximum of 2 quarters for the 21-22 Academic Year (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring). This amounts to a tuition savings of $1,000 to students!

$50 Application Fee Waived until June 30, 2022!

We are excited to announce that as an additional support to new students, our application fees will be temporary waived. Effective immediately, our application fee of $50 will be waived for all new applications until June 30, 2022.

Placement test fee is waived as well.


  • Paralegal Associate in Applied Science Transfer (for students seeking to transfer to a university)
  • Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree (for students seeking entry level or advanced paralegal positions)
  • Advanced Paralegal Certificate (for students with a bachelor's degree or higher)

Career opportunities

Careers range from working in law firms to jobs with government, private business or social service agencies. Paralegals may not practice law or give legal advice. They work under an attorney's supervision.

Our program was planned and developed with the cooperation of the Washington State Bar Association to meet standards set by the American Bar Association.

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Edmonds College

Edmonds College offers two-year university transfer degrees, English as a Second Language (ESL), professional degree certificates and a Washington State High School diploma. Our beautiful park-like campus is located 30 minutes north of the innovative and bustling city of Seattle...

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Why study at Edmonds College

At Edmonds College the opportunities are endless! We are a public college, offering two-year degrees for transfer to a top university, a high school completion program where students can expedite their college timeline, a variety of professional degrees and certificates, and two Bachelor’s degrees, all less than half the cost of a four year university!

Our beautiful park-like campus is located 30 minutes north of the innovative and bustling city of Seattle in a safe residential neighborhood. Edmonds provides free comprehensive support services such as tutoring, advising, career exploration, all with supportive, caring faculty whose priority is to help students succeed in the United States. Edmonds recognizes the growth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers, especially being in proximity to the home of Boeing and Microsoft, and maintains the standard of providing top-quality education through the opening of the new STEM Building in 2020.

Upon completion of a transfer degree, you can transfer to your university of choice! Our graduates have transferred to nationally ranked universities all over Washington, the United States, and abroad!

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Edmonds College

20000 68th Ave. W
98036 Lynnwood Washington
United States of America

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