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Important Note

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law. Florida prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers.


Paralegal Studies A.S. Degree


Important Application Notice


EFSC's Paralegal A.S. program is a limited access program effective with Fall Term 2018. Specifics about the paralegal application process and the link to the additional application will be available here soon. The program requires students to first be an accepted EFSC student, following the College's standard admission's process. If you have applied to EFSC and intend to also apply for the paralegal program, you will be contacted by Program Specialist Erin Bradley and can also contact her at bradleye@easternflorida.edu or 321-433-5494. Please note that EFSC will be closed for Spring Break from March 30 through April 8 so any questions about the program or general EFSC applications will be processed after April 9 when the College reopens. We look forward to assisting you with the Paralegal Studies A.S. Degree program.

ABA Approved

Paralegal classroom

The American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Studies program at Eastern Florida State College is your gateway to a rewarding career as a legal professional. The demand for paralegals is on the rise and the profession is projected to grow faster than other occupations through the year 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Notably, the paralegal profession is diverse; paralegals are male and female, of various ages and backgrounds, some with prior degrees in different areas of expertise, and even those seeking a career change.

The goal of this program is to educate, train and prepare students for a paralegal career. Our curriculum is carefully developed and emphasizes practical skills and knowledge in both substantive and procedural law that is designed to enhance the student’s ability to succeed in the legal profession.

During the semester-long internship, students will bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world legal experience while gaining work-related references and networking opportunities to enhance marketability as a legal professional.

Program graduates are eligible to become certified through successful completion of the certification examination from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

Contact Us

Melissa Secrist, J.D.
Instructor & Program Manager
Melbourne Campus, Bldg. 8, Rm. 201C

Erin Bradley, Program Specialist
Melbourne Campus, Bldg. 8, Rm. 201Q

Request an Advising Appointment for the Paralegal Program

Apply for Admission

Application to the Paralegal Studies A.S. program is through the main EFSC application. Visit EFSC's Admissions pages for information on applying to the College or apply online below.