Paralegal Studies

Career Overview

Paralegals, working under the supervision of an attorney, help provide high quality, cost-effective legal services to the public or private sector.

Although paralegals cannot provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law, they are becoming an indispensable part of the legal team. Paralegals are engaged in an increasingly wide range of tasks, including assisting lawyers in civil and criminal trials and hearings, real estate closings, investigations, and corporate matters. 

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AAS Degree Program (for those who have no previous college degree.
Certificate Program (for those with a college degree)


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Contact Information

Sally N. Fairbank, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1816A, (630) 942-2955

Bev Carlson, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1526, (630) 942-2140

Donna Charboneau, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1812, (630) 942-2079

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

Paralegal Info Session

Monday, April 13, 2015
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1736

Portfolio Review & Reception

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
8 to 9 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

2011-2012 Outstanding Faculty Award Winner


Sally Fairbank

Sally Fairbank, professor and coordinator of Paralegal Studies, College of DuPage's 2011-2012 Overall Outstanding Faculty Member.