Inver Hills Paralegal Program

Paralegal Program Information

Notice: We are currently open and running our paralegal classes through alternative delivery online modes to continue educating our students to become ABA approved Program graduates!

Any interested prospective students are welcome to attend virtual paralegal information sessions or to schedule a virtual meeting by Zoom or phone with the Paralegal Program Director, Sally Dahlquist, J.D. at or 651-450-3567.

Approved by the American Bar Association since 1978, the Paralegal Program at Inver Hills Community College offers a highly challenging curriculum designed for new, career-changing and diverse students. The program is well respected in the legal community and provides in-depth training in law and legal procedures with a practical internship experience in a legal environment. Whether you are interested in work as a paralegal or in legal studies, litigation, contracts, business organizations, real estate, probate or desire to go on to law school, this is the program for you!

Approved by the ABA    To find out more, go to About the Program.

Degree or Certificate offered:

Program Planning Guide

Paralegal Brochure

Study Partially Online!

Many paralegal courses are offered partially online with live class components delivered through web conferencing Zoom. You can earn credits and fit your degree plans into your busy schedule. Note: Students must take at least nine (9) semester credits of legal specialty courses through traditional live classroom instruction under American Bar Association Guidelines.

In Fall Semester 2020, the live portion of the paralegal courses will be delivered by remote online synchronous live class attendance through web conferencing known as Zoom. Please contact the Program Director for more details.

Paralegals and graduates do not practice law or give legal advice unless permitted by law.

Criminal Offense Notice

If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.