- LGS131 Family Law
- LGS136 Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Probate Procedures
- LGS137 Contracts, Business Organizations, and Transactions
- LGS138 Criminal Law and Procedures
- LGS238 Internship in Paralegal Studies
Paralegal students learn to do legal research, prepare legal documents, and investigate cases. This program trains individuals in the skills necessary to give legal assistance to attorneys, government agencies, and others.
The Paralegal Certificate program is designed for part-time study and takes approximately two years to complete. The professional courses are offered in the evenings.
Review the prerequisites prior to application. An application for the Internship must be submitted to the coordinator on or before the first day of registration for the semester in which the student wishes to register for the Internship.
This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Upon completion of the Paralegal Certificate, students are able to:
- Read, write, recognize, research, analyze, and discuss legal issues, cases, laws, and rules
- Recognize diversity issues in order to interact with others appropriately and research effectively
- Use online database information, conventional libraries, and other relevant resources
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, clients, and others
- Maintain composure; work well independently and under stress
- Comprehend and communicate information and ideas, in writing and orally
- Arrange things and actions based on specific patterns or rules
- Apply general laws and rules to specific circumstances to provide clear answers
- Analyze ethical issues and apply ethical standards in assignments for a variety of legal questions
- Assume positions in law offices, municipal agencies, private industry and other workplaces
- Provide agency or law office services within the ethical standards of the legal profession
- Transfer to Associate's degree programs
Paralegal Course Offerings
|Courses||Fall 2018||Spring 2019||Fall 2019||Spring 2020|
|LGS130||Introduction to Substantive Law||•||•|
|LGS132||Law Office Management||•||•|
|LGS133||Legal Research and Writing||•||•|
|LGS134||Real Estate, Mortgages and Landlord-Tenant Law||•|
|LGS136||Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate Procedures||•|
|LGS137||Contracts, Business Organizations and Transactions||•|
|LGS138||Criminal Law and Procedure||•||•|
|LGS238||Internships Paralegal Studies||•||•||•||•|