2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Paralegal Studies Certificate ∞

The Paralegal Studies certificate program is designed to prepare students for positions as paralegals in the legal and business fields.

Paralegals work under the supervision of an attorney and their work includes preparing legal documents, researching and compiling information, and communicating with clients. Excellent written and oral skills, as well as computer literacy skills, are essential to the paralegal.

Credit Hours Required: 30

Note: This program can be completed entirely online.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Paralegal Studies Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Interview witnesses and interact with clients, conduct investigative work, manage cases, conduct legal research, draft legal pleadings, prepare legal documents and apply legal procedures in areas of real estate, corporate law, probate, mediation, litigation, family law, administrative law, bankruptcy law and criminal law. (LAW100, LAW205, LAW217, LAW218, LAW220, LAW221)
  2. Apply written, oral and interpersonal skills in the legal and business settings. (LAW100, LAW217, LAW218, LAW220, LAW221)
  3. Identify and evaluate technology needs and apply and adapt required skills to the rapidly changing legal and business community. (LAW102, LAW215)
  4. Proficiently use word processing software and identify and adapt to different types of computer applications. (LAW102)
  5. Identify ethical issues and apply the values of professional responsibility. (LAW100, LAW103)