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Paralegal Careers

Paralegals perform important legal tasks that are crucial to the litigation process, and work closely with attorneys from initial client contact through trial and appeals. Law firms, corporations, government agencies and others employ paralegals, making this an exciting and stable career.

Specialty areas include:

  • Bankruptcy Paralegal
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • Nurse Paralegal
  • Patent Paralegal
  • Real Estate Paralegal

Become a Paralegal Student

For more information on how to become an EKU Paralegal Programs student, please email us. You can also find information on applying by visiting the EKU Admissions Office online.

Student Organizations

Student Paralegal Association

The Eastern Kentucky University Student Paralegal Association (SPA) is a student-oriented professional association designed to foster scholarship and leadership in the Paralegal Program. The association is composed of paralegal majors and people interested in the paralegal field. The primary objectives of the SPA are multifaceted: to hereby promote an interest in legal issues relevant to every day living; to hereby promote knowledge of individual's rights; to hereby develop leadership and to inspire patriotism; and to promote professional ethics.

For questions about SPA, contact faculty advisor Dr. Elaine Tackett.

Faculty Advisor: Elaine Tackett

2012 SPA Officers

  • President:  Liz Jacobs
  • Vice President/Past President:  Debbie Gallant
  • Treasurer:  Jessica Bullens
  • Secretary:  Amber Lunsford

Lambda Epsilon Chi

Lambda Epsilon Chi is the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education. There are approximately 94 Chapters throughout the United States with well over 1,000 inductees who have been honored for their outstanding academic achievements. The purpose of Lambda Epsilon Chi is to recognize persons who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal/legal assistant studies offered at an institution that is an Institutional member in good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). To be initiated into Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), a student at Eastern must have an overall 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, and have completed two-thirds of the paralegal program requirements and 24 semester hours of Paralegal (LAS) major courses. Students may apply for admission once they have completed 90 semester hours of the 120 hours required for a B.A in Paralegal Science, or 45 semester hours of the 65 required for an A.A. in Paralegal Studies.

For questions about LEX, contact faculty advisor Dr. Linda Wimberly.

Congratulations to our 2010 Inductees

Wayla Brumbaugh
Miranda D. Cima
Larry S. McCormick
Rhonda Nottingham
Robin Owens

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