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:

Paralegal Information Session
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 5 – 6 p.m.

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

2.  Fall 2019 Paralegal Internship meeting – Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 5-6pm in B 207

Planning on the Fall 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. Paralegal Day at Cargill Corporation, Wayzata, MN – Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 12-3:30pm – must RSVP to Sally Dahlquist by 3/21.

We are excited that your students are interested in joining Cargill for an informational discussion regarding paralegal careers as presented by our in-house law department. Any students interested in attending the event must contact Sally Dahlquist by noon on 3/21 to RSVP. You must bring a government ID for security purposes to the event.

The event will be held on April 2, 2019 from 12:00 -3:30pm, at Cargill’s Office Center Campus at 15407 McGinty Road, Wayzata, MN 553911.  Lunch will be served for all participants starting at noon.

4. ABA Site Visit Student Meeting – Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5:00pm-5:50pm in Heritage Hall – HH 313.

Students are invited to attend a meeting with the ABA site visitors as part of our reapproval process to informally share your insights and experiences in the Paralegal Program. This site visit follows-up to confirm our highly detailed program’s evaluation report submitted by the program director to the ABA.Please help keep the Paralegal Program ABA approved for you!

You must send an email to Sally Dahlquist at to confirm your attendance by March 25, 2019.

5. Minnesota Paralegal Association Convention
May 23, 20197:30am-5:00pm – Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
, 2500 80th Street E, Inver Grove Heights, MN

Save the Date!! The annual MPA Convention is coming up in May, and we’d love to have you join us! We’ll have topics ranging from a #MeToo follow-up from last year, to a panel on volunteer opportunities, to a presentation on the opioid epidemic. We will have an ethics keynote speaker as well! It’s going to be a great day for learning and networking. We will also have events the whole week leading up to the Convention, including a Saints game! Join us on May 23rd! More information to follow soon.

6. Continuing Legal Education sessions – FREE to students

Minnesota Continuing Legal Education –

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.

7. Minnesota Paralegal Association – Sectionals

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