Paralegal

Paralegal

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits Required for Graduation: 66.00

Program Overview

The Paralegal program provides graduates with the training necessary to provide substantive legal services to attorneys, businesses and the government. Graduates of our program have found employment in law offices, corporate legal departments, title companies, credit agencies, public defender offices, legal aid providers, district attorney offices and in a number of county and state governmental offices including the clerk of courts office. Our program is approved by the American Bar Association.

Paralegal students will acquire knowledge of substantive and procedural law involved in most areas of law involving the general practice of law. They will apply this knowledge by learning to do legal research, conduct investigations, assist in trial preparation and draft legal documents. Most of the tasks performed by paralegals would be performed by attorneys if the paralegal were not available. Paralegals are not licensed to practice law and cannot undertake an attorney client relationship nor represent clients in traditional courts. Their work is done under the supervision of an attorney.

The profession of paralegal is considered a fast growing occupation. If you are interested in a career that involves challenging and often times unique challenges, you should consider paralegal as a profession.