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.
Employment opportunities will be available in private law firms, government agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and businesses.
Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates:
To learn more about degree, diploma, and certificate programs in paralegal technology, contact:
Dr. Miriam B. Huntley
Director, Public Safety Curriculum Programs
Dr. Maria Lander
Dean, School of Professional Occupations and Public Services
Note: This program may transfer to a four-year institution. For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed above.