Meredith’s Paralegal Program prepares graduates to succeed, within the legal field and other professional settings. For example:
- past chairs of the North Carolina Paralegal Association, North Carolina Bar Association’s Paralegal Division, Raleigh-Wake Paralegal Association, RTP Paralegal Association and others
- They work in law firms, corporations, government agencies and non-profits
- Many have developed prominent careers in legal services throughout North Carolina and across the country
- Alumni have distinguished careers as lawyers and judges
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“Meredith's reputation is bar none in the state of North Carolina regarding their paralegal program. When I attended in 2002, it was one of a few programs that was ABA-approved and I knew that would carry a lot of weight with potential employers.
I had a wonderful experience. The teachers were knowledgeable, informative and really cared about me being the best paralegal I could become. In one class you would have a 22-year-old, newly-graduated college student and a 60-year-old person looking for a second or third career. Even though we came with different backgrounds, education and life experiences, our goal was the same—to be the best paralegal we could be. It was a career move for us, not just a job.”
Julianne D. Fink
Assistant Director of Sections and Paralegal Division
N.C. Bar Association
“I attended Meredith’s Paralegal Program back in 1984 and since then I have watched the curriculum and program as a whole expand to ensure its students are given a competitive edge. Employers know they are hiring people with a skill set that will allow them to be effective immediately. I think that’s the hallmark of the program.”
Program Manager, SAS Institute
“I knew Meredith had a great reputation. The interview itself showed me how much care and pride the director took in the program and those who attended. I met wonderful people, made a ton of contacts for networking, met employers, and found a program that continues to have a vested interest in its alumni and students.
The program helped me to succeed in my current career by preparing me with the knowledge and concepts that I still use daily. I had many interviews before I had even graduated and people knew the reputation of the program and its graduates. I received my current position with the North Carolina Department of Justice the week of graduation.
I came out of school confident that I was going to succeed and do well in the career path I had chosen.”
Paralegal, N.C. Department of Justice
Graduates Jennifer Swails Watford (2000), Legal Assistant Today's 2003 Rookie Paralegal of the Year and Julianne Fink (2004), Legal Assistant Today's 2006 Rookie Paralegal of the Year.
Jennifer Swails Watford