This guide offers a general overview of the legal resources MATC has to offer. It is not meant to be comprehensive. For a glimpse of our Legal Resource Area and its policies, please see our Legal Research Center Guide.
This program is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree with at least 18 credits in Liberal Arts courses. You will gain the foundation for a paralegal career in a law office, government agency, private organization or corporation. The program is approved by the American Bar Association.
Classes are offered face to face at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. Selected courses are offered at the outlying campuses via interactive television. Online classes are available; at least 10 credits of legal specialty (PLEGAL) courses must be taken via face-to-face instruction.
Career Outlook: Typical job duties include conducting client interviews, obtaining case information, performing legal research, preparing and filing legal documents, and providing general assistance to attorneys. Paralegals are required to work under the supervision of an attorney to avoid the unauthorized practice of law.
The Principal purpose of this organization is to promote job opportunities in the community, increase awareness of the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Paralegal Program in the community, and to assist MATC faculty and staff in developing a paralegal program which is a value to the students, school, and community.
Our Association is the key to your success. The research links, forms, and information abut our organization will be a valuable resource to those practicing in the legal field. Our goal is to provide current, relevant information to those we serve.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is a professional association that provides educational, career development and other services to its 24,000 members. It also provides public services, including attorney referrals, public education and reduced-fee legal assistance for low-income state residents.