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Program Description

With paralegal credentials, you will be prepared to work as a paralegal or legal assistant. Job responsibilities can include assisting with investigations, doing research, filing legal documents, and managing a legal office.

Course work includes learning procedures for civil litigation and legal research. Students will learn how to conduct legal research. Real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law will be explored.

With training in doing probate work, investigations, public records search, legal document drafting and filing, and office management, graduates will be qualified to assist attorneys. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Program Goals

  1. Graduates will perform the duties of an entry level paralegal in a law firm or other legal work setting.
  2. Graduates will be proficient in conducting legal research by traditional and electronic means including fact gathering and issue identification.
  3. Graduates will be proficient in the foundational concepts of the practical areas of law covered in the curriculum.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical rules and concerns in the practice of law.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities will be available in private law firms, government agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and businesses.

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

To learn more about this program, contact: 
Navigate@spcc.edu, 704-290-5100

Other contacts:

Dr. DeAnne Coan
Program Lead, Paralegal Technology

Fedder Williams
Department Chair, Business and Public Service Technologies

Note: This program may transfer to a four-year institution. For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed above.

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