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Paralegal students learn to do legal research, prepare legal documents, and investigate cases. This program trains individuals in the skills necessary to give legal assistance to attorneys, government agencies, and others.

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ENL101   English Composition I
LGS130   Introduction to Substantive Law
GIT102   Computer Keyboarding (or) 30WPM
LGS132   Law Office Management
GIT110   Computer Applications
LGS135   Civil Litigation
LGS133   Legal Research and Writing
LGS134   Real Estate, Mortgages and Landlord-Tenant Law
    Paralegal Elective
    Paralegal Elective
    Paralegal Elective
Total Credits 28/29

The Paralegal Certificate program is designed for part-time study and takes approximately two years to complete. The professional courses are offered in the evenings.

Review the prerequisites prior to application. An application for the Internship must be submitted to the coordinator on or before the first day of registration for the semester in which the student wishes to register for the Internship.

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Upon completion of the Paralegal Certificate, students are able to:

  • Read, write, recognize, research, analyze, and discuss legal issues, cases, laws, and rules
  • Recognize diversity issues in order to interact with others appropriately and research effectively
  • Use online database information, conventional libraries, and other relevant resources
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, clients, and others
  • Maintain composure; work well independently and under stress
  • Comprehend and communicate information and ideas, in writing and orally
  • Arrange things and actions based on specific patterns or rules
  • Apply general laws and rules to specific circumstances to provide clear answers
  • Analyze ethical issues and apply ethical standards in assignments for a variety of legal questions
  • Assume positions in law offices, municipal agencies, private industry and other workplaces
  • Provide agency or law office services within the ethical standards of the legal profession
  • Transfer to Associate's degree programs

Adjunct Faculty

Chantal Hayes Rice