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The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys in performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.
Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer operation.
Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, and other business organizations.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Comprehend basic civil, criminal, domestic and business law concepts
- Understand legal and ethical restrictions on the practice of law
- Demonstrate understanding of investigation concepts, techniques and sources as applied to civil and criminal cases
- Research defined legal questions and properly cite legal authorities
- Handle management affairs of a law office under attorney supervision
- Assist an attorney in drafting wills and other planning documents and in preparing documents for the administration of a deceased’s estate
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts of N.C. real estate property law and assist an attorney in performing title searches and preparing residential loan closing documents.