Business and Computer Technology
Male and female at desk with books
female working at computer


The Paralegal Studies program at Pellissippi State is a two-year Associate of Applied Sciences degree ABA-approved program. Paralegals work in a law office under the direct supervision of an attorney doing legal work such as drafting legal documents, organizing files, conducting legal research and investigations, and managing the office.

The Paralegal Studies program offers a core of general education and a core of legal specialty courses designed for paralegals. Although paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law, they can, while working under the supervision of an attorney, perform many law office tasks once done solely by an attorney.