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Career Starters

Realize your Potential

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Paralegals start at $42,000 per year and can earn up to $96,600.


Fall 2015 Schedules (August - December 2015)

Community Education
Fall 2015 Schedule (.pdf) 

Workforce Development
Fall 2015 Schedule (.pdf) 

Please be advised that the Interactive PDF versions of the continuing education schedules are for reference only and do not reflect course availability or cancellations. For the most up-to-date information about course availability, please use Online Services.


Paralegal High Demand

Download the printable version of this Career Starters program.

Paralegal professionals are in high demand in the Washington Metropolitan region. Paralegals assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, and researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal precedent, formulate a defense, or initiate legal action.

Career Starter


This intensive program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in high demand. This course is delivered online.

Course Class Hours

BUS-8150 Paralegal

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Did you know there are opportunities to advance your career by earning a letter of recognition, certificate, or associate’s degree at CSM?


*Offered at CSM. Call 301-934-7765 or e-mail for more information.

For more information contact:
Paula Coluzzi
Business and IT
Course Coordinator
Ruena Long
Business and IT
Administrative Assistant/Web Management Specialist

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.