Paralegal Studies - Certificate

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Program Information

This program is structured to provide a fundamental knowledge of the law while training the student for practical application of the legal concepts learned. The program of study is career-oriented and is not designed specifically for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution or attend law school.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Seek entry-level positions in law offices, governmental entities (courts, regulatory agencies, and law enforcement agencies, etc.), businesses and non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of legal issues related to litigation, family law, criminal law, contracts, business entities, and legal research and writing.
  • Assist attorneys in the preparation of a wide variety of legal documents using word processing software while providing office and organizational support.

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