Paralegal Program

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Goals and Objectives

It is the objective of the Paralegal Program to prepare students to assist in the effective delivery of legal services in both the private and public sector of our society.  Paralegals are trained members of a legal team who work under the supervision of attorneys. A team concept approach to legal matters ensures adequate representation of clients and reduces the cost of legal services. Through classroom lectures, readings, and practical assignments, students become familiar with the role of the paralegal in the legal environment.

It is the goal of the day and evening programs to familiarize students with basic legal concepts and terminology, the elements of legal research, our court structure, computer software use in the law office, and legal ethics. Supplementing this generalized background, students will receive instruction in substantive areas of law by choosing one of two specialties in the day program: Business Litigation or General Litigation.  A choice of two specialties is also offered in the evening program: Generalist or Business Practices. In addition, day students will complete an internship in a law office, legal clinic, corporation, or government entity.