Paralegal

Professional-Technical Program

This program provides coursework required for an associate of applied science degree that leads to positions in legal environments. A paralegal, under the supervision of an attorney, applies knowledge of law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to attorneys, clients, and courts. They may conduct initial client interviews and follow up on investigation of factual information. Paralegals design, develop and modify procedures, techniques, services, and processes; prepare and interpret legal documents; and detail procedures for practicing in certain fields of law. Paralegals research, select, assess, compile, and use information from the law library and other references, and analyze and handle procedures and problems that involve independent decisions.

Employment and internships in the legal field will often require a background check. Violations which appear on the applicant’s criminal background check may result in denied approval for required internships and the inability to complete the program.


 

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