Inver Hills Paralegal Program

Paralegal Events

What is Happening at Inver Hills and Beyond?

Current paralegal program on and off campus events will be posted on this page!

1. College Information Session

Are you interested in an exciting career as a paralegal, or have you always been interested in legal studies but just don’t know where to get started? If so, please join us for this information session to learn more about the American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program at Inver Hills Community College! Sign up for the following sessions:

Contact Sally Dahlquist, Director at 651-450-3567 for an information session.

2.  Summer 2019 Paralegal Internship meeting – Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 5-6pm in B 207

Planning on the Summer 2019 Paralegal Internship? You must attend this meeting to learn the requirements and obtain permission to register for the internship from the Program Director, Sally Dahlquist. Also, you must bring a copy of your updated resume, a cover letter as if it will be sent to a potential internship site, and a copy of your interactive degree audit (DARs) report. Feel free to contact Sally with any questions at 651-450-3567 or

3. College Employment Fair including Paralegal Employers – Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3-5:50pm – Fine Arts Building Lobby – 3:00-5:50pm

Engage with the Legal Employment Specialists and learn what and where the potential paralegal and law-related jobs are, and how to prepare for the paralegal/legal profession.


Dakota County

First Judicial


Met Council

4. Understanding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) in the Criminal Justice System – Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 5-5:50pm in HH 307

What is FASD, its causes, and how has it affected children and adults related to the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Presenter: Kyle D. White, Attorney and Member of Proof Alliance (formerly known as Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)

5. Legal Professional Panel – Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 6-6:50pm in HH 307

Hear from Legal Professionals about potential legal jobs, what it takes to become a successful paralegal or legal employee, and how to prepare for legal employment through polished resumes and interviewing skills.

Jeri Boetcher, HR Manager, Dakota County Court – Minnesota Judicial Branch

Kayte Knutson, Paralegal to Andrew T. Meyer, Clausen & Hassan, LLC, Family Law, St. Paul, MN and IHCC paralegal graduate

Jennifer “Jen” Waters, Attorney/Partner, Goldstein LAW PLLC, Minneapolis, MN, and IHCC paralegal graduate

Heather Furey, Paralegal, Huemoeller, Gontarek & Cheskis, PLC. Prior Lake, MN and IHCC paralegal graduate

Talaya Kluttz, Litigation Specialist, Synchrony Financial, St. Paul, MN and IHCC paralegal graduate

Michael Baker, J.D., Vice President/Division Director, Robert Half Legal, Minneapolis, MN – legal recruiting of attorneys and paralegals

6. Backpack to Briefcase event –

Students who want to know about LinkedIn might want to participate in the Backpack to Briefcase event. 2/28: from 1-4pm. Emily Johnson will have an employer coming in to show how they use the site and the option to have a professional photo taken. Click on the link for details:

7. MOCK TRIAL: Would you like to watch a trial conducted in a real courtroom with real state district court judges and then decide the outcome in one evening?

The University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Trial Advocacy program is looking for volunteers to serve as jurors in the students’ final trials on this fall at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.​

The trials run from 5-9 pm with complimentary dinner, refreshments and snacks provided midway through the trials.

If you would like to serve as a juror for our students’ mock trials, please contact Uyen Campbell at 612-270-7201 or  Thank you!

8. Continuing Legal Education sessions – FREE to students

Dakota County CLES –

Continuing Legal Education
The Dakota County Law Library and the 1st Judicial District Bar Association offer monthly CLE sessions in 2 locations. The sessions are free. You do not have to be a MSBA member to attend. If you plan to attend, please call 651-438-8244 or register online.

Apple Valley: Sessions will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center. The address is 14955 Galaxie Avenue. CLE sessions are held in conference room L139 or 1920. They are generally scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month. All sessions are 8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Hastings: Sessions will be held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Judicial Center (unless otherwise noted). The sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

8. Minnesota Paralegal Association – Sectionals

9. Keyboarding and Computer Skills

Do you:

  • Have good keyboarding skills?
  • Know your way around the computer?
  • Know how to use Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and Access? These are skills that every paralegal should have or know how to use. These courses are NOT part of the paralegal program but you will need them for your first job.

There are Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint (BUS) classes as well!

Also, there is a link to Atomic Learning on the college’s webpage!!

We strongly recommend that you gain, brush up, or enhance your computer skills.

Contact the Paralegal Program Director or
contact a College Counselor for assistance or suggestions for keyboarding and computer skills