Catalog 2024 - 2025

Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting

20640 - 64 Credits

This program is designed for students seeking a career in a law-related field as a paraprofessional and for legal secretaries presently employed who wish to advance in their work. Upon successful completion, a student will be prepared to work under the supervision of an attorney and perform many vital functions as a legal assistant. A legal assistant may not practice law, give advice, or collect fees. Legal assistants work in law firms, legal departments of major corporations, governmental agencies (local, state, and federal), real estate departments of large businesses, title companies, trust departments of banks, brokerage houses, and insurance companies. Students are eligible to take the National Association of Legal Assistants certification exam upon completion.