Paralegal Studies | Casper College, Wyoming

Paralegal Studies

paralegal program at Casper College

Casper College offers a paralegal studies associate degree and prepares its students for transfer to bachelor's degree programs. We also offer a post bachelor's legal assistant certificate.

Our research courses provide our students with legal research skills, fact investigation skills, and computer assisted legal research skills with Westlaw. Other courses provide students with skills in digesting depositions, organizing case files, and drafting of discovery documents, wills, contracts, corporation forms, and family law documents. Students also organize a trial notebook, interview expert witnesses, research evidentiary issues, draft a settlement brochure, prepare a medical chronology, and draft jury instructions. Our students are assisted in job placement through a job search seminar and internships.

Students are encouraged to take the C.P. Exam (Certified Paralegal Exam) which is offered three times a year at Casper College. A review course is offered each fall to prepare for this exam. The C.P. credential is a requirement for many jobs and is a nationally recognized credential.

Note: Graduates are not authorized to provide direct legal services to the public. The paralegal program provides training for paralegals who are authorized to perform substantive legal work under the supervision of a lawyer. A paralegal cannot establish the relationship with a client, set fees, represent a client in court or give legal advice. Students with felony convictions may not be able to obtain traditional paralegal positions. Transfer students may only transfer nine (9) hours of legal specialty courses.

Degree and certificate info

This program is approved by the American Bar Association.

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listing in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online.

Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Why choose Casper College?

Casper College is the only community college in Wyoming with a paralegal program to have obtained and offer the following:

  • Casper College has a community college legal clinic, and its “Access to Justice” initiative was selected as a finalist for a Bellwether Award.
  • The program director is actively involved in Legal Assistants of Wyoming, the only Wyoming affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants. Most LAW officers are CC graduates, several of whom are winners of the Outstand Student Award and/or winner of the CP award.
  • Casper College is the only community college in Wyoming which offers a review course for the Certified Paralegal Exam. CC does not charge for the two-day proctoring of the exam.
  • The paralegal studies program at Casper College is not adjunct based.

Learn more about wage ranges for those employed in Wyoming as well as the general employment profile for paralegals and legal assistants.

Student Resources

Student Handbook


Academic Assistant, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Office: LH 166
Interim Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office: LH 166

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program Name: Paralegal Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 9 months.

This program will cost $5,250 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A* of debt.  *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federal States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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