Paralegal Alumni Success Stories

Paralegal Studies alumni share their success stories. You can do it, too.

Lisa Gumbs
JCCC paralegal alum Lisa Gumbs is now both practicing law and protecting our country at the same time. [more]

Linda Joseph
When Linda Joseph first moved to the Kansas City area, her curiosity about law was piqued while crunching numbers in the accounting and billing office of a major downtown law firm. [more]

Holly Manlove
Holly Manlove is not only a graduate of but also an instructor in the JCCC paralegal program. [more]

Terry Myers
JCCC alum Terry Myers is a living testament to lifelong learning. [more]

Brian Porch
JCCC paralegal alum Brian Porch viewed a career in law as an opportunity to help establish greater equality in society. [more]

Cali Selig
When Cali Selig decided to return to school, she chose the law and the law won. [more]

Connie Shidler
Extraordinary chutzpah, a minimum-wage job, a financial aid check and four years at JCCC were the components Connie Shidler used to enter law school and earn a bachelor's degree in political science. [more]

Joanna Smith
From insurance defense to criminal litigation, Joanna Smith has used the education she learned from her paralegal classes at JCCC for the last five years. [more]

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Program Goals

Graduates of our paralegal program should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in the substantive principles and procedures relating to the major areas of legal practice;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of the legal profession;
  3. Demonstrate general and legal computer application skills;
  4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; and
  5. Demonstrate the ability to draft legal documents.

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