The goal of the college's Paralegal Studies program is to prepare students for entry-level paralegal positions in the common areas of law practice.
Paralegals are nonlawyers, and, therefore, are prohibited from the unauthorized practice of law. This program trains paralegals, and is not a program for training lawyers or legal administrators. Paralegals perform many vital and useful functions for law firms, the business community, and government agencies.
Services Performed by Paralegals:
- research and investigation
- document preparation and organization
- client interviewing
- title searches, closings, foreclosures, and other real estate work
- litigation support and assistance
- law office management
Graduates of this program can also become leaders in a variety of professional positions and industries, including:
- Claims (Adjuster, Administrator, Appraiser, Examiner, Investigator)
- Conflicts Analyst / Specialist
- Corrections Officer
- Court Clerk, Judicial Assistant
- Evidence / Forensic technician
- Jury Consultant
- Legal Analyst
- Legal Assistant
- Mortgage Processor, Title Examiner
- Parole Officer
- Probation Officer
- Real Estate Agent, Broker, Assistant
Occupational Outlook Handbook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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