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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 the Paralegal Technologies program, the graduate should be able to:
- Analyze legal issues using critical thinking skills and basic law concepts.
- Apply professional standards to ethical dilemmas commonly encountered by paralegals.
- Research legal and factual issues using traditional and emerging technology tools.
- Draft common legal documents using proper legal citation.
- Demonstrate use of computer skills and technology to perform functions relevant to the legal field.