Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

Legal Paraprofessional Certificate


Download Progression Plan PDF - Legal Paraprofessional Certificate, Administrative Law  

Download Progression Plan PDF - Legal Paraprofessional Certificate, Civil Practice  

Download Progression Plan PDF - Legal Paraprofessional Certificate, Criminal Law  

Download Progression Plan PDF - Legal Paraprofessional Certificate, Family Law  

Download Progression Plan PDF - Legal Paraprofessional Certificate, Juvenile Dependency  


The Legal Paraprofessional Certificate is designed to meet the educational requirements for students to be eligible to become licensed Legal Paraprofessionals, as well as to provide a robust course of study for those already having a Bachelor's or Associates Degree and who desire to obtain positions as Paralegals in the legal and business world.

Credit Hours Required: 27-30

Advocacy (3 credits)


Students must have 120 hours in the area of advocacy under the supervision of an attorney. Students can pick either course to satisfy this requirement. If there is more than one area of advocacy, students may take LAW 296 up to 6 credits.

Select one Legal Paraprofessional Concentration and complete the requirements (3-6 credits)


Administrative Law


Civil Practice


Family Law


Juvenile Dependency Law


Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Legal Paraprofessional Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate analytical and judgment abilities as a legal professional.
  2. Apply knowledge and understanding of substantive law and legal principles in one or more areas of practice.
  3. Produce legal documents that meet professional standards, reflect accurate legal research, and are in correct format.
  4. Act in a professional manner consistent with applicable ethical standards.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency using software and technology available to the legal profession.