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  Sep 22, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog


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Associate of Applied Science - 90 Quarter Credit Hours

Not seeking to enroll students.

This program is designed to help prepare students for a career as a legal assistant or paralegal. Career opportunities may include employment by an individual or institution performing legal work for which a lawyer is ultimately responsible. Students seek to develop professional competence and the specialized skills necessary to effectively communicate and solve issues under the supervision of an attorney. The program prepares individuals to perform legal research, drafting and investigation, record-keeping and review and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney. This includes instruction in legal research, drafting discovery and other legal documents, courthouse procedures and legal specializations. Graduates of the program can pursue entry-level positions in the public and private sector and contribute to the advancement of the legal profession. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as provided by law.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Display the research, investigation and writing and communication skills necessary to draft legal documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to assist a supervising attorney in identifying and resolving factual and legal issues.
  3. Adhere to the legal ethics rules.
  4. Conduct self in a professional manner while functioning as a member of the legal team.

56 Credit Hours

Professional Elective Courses

One course (4 credits hours) must be selected from the listing below:

4 Credit Hours

24 Credit Hours

6 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.
OL Students should expect to take this course online.
Program Length: The Paralegal-AAS program is 96 weeks in length and 1,002 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Paralegal-AAS program is offered in residential, distance learning, or a combination of both types of instructional delivery formats.

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