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! Feel free to contact Sally Dahlquist, Paralegal Program Director at 651-450-3567 or email at sdahlquist@inverhills.edu.

2.  Fall 2019 Paralegal Internship 

Planning on the Fall 2019 Paralegal Internship? You must contact the Director ASAP to learn the requirements, prepare to apply for an internship, and obtain permission to register for the internship. Also, you must email 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. Please contact Sally Dahlquist to set an appointment to get started with the process – 651-450-3567 or sdahlquist@inverhills.edu.

3.  Spring 2020 Paralegal Internship Meeting – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5-6pm in B 207

Planning on the Spring Semester 2020 Paralegal Internship? You must attend the Spring 2020 Internship meeting on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 to learn the requirements, prepare to apply for an internship, and obtain permission to register for the internship. 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 Dahlquist at 651-450-3567 or sdahlquist@inverhills.edu with any questions.

4. Minnesota Paralegal Association membership – 1/2 price for paralegal students

Did you know that there is a paralegal student membership to the Minnesota Paralegal Association that is 1/2 price as long as you are an active student. Become a member now to begin to network in your legal and paralegal community! There are tons of benefits that are listed on the website. Go to: mnparalegals.org, and click on Membership and join – https://www.mnparalegals.org/Membership

5. American Bar Association membership – FREE to paralegal students

Did you know that there is a student membership to the American Bar Association that is free! Take advantage of it now! Go to: https://www.americanbar.org/membership/, and click the first arrow. There is a link below to a membership form check “student member” under Law Students.

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/marketing/Membership/membership-enrollment-form-2019-2020-Final.pdf

All student members include the CLE library with other fee access to ABA Groups, Career Center, Blogs, and member discounts.

6. Continuing Legal Education sessions – FREE to students

Minnesota Continuing Legal Education – https://www.minncle.org/

Dakota County CLES – https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/LawJustice/LawLibrary/CLE/Pages/default.aspx

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.

7. Minnesota Paralegal Association – Sectionals

https://www.mnparalegals.org/events

MPA sectionals are great ways to learn about a particular area of the law. Join today! You may also attend their CLE’s that are held throughout the year.

8. 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