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Paralegal Technology

A QUICK INTRO

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, Mathematics, and computer utilization.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.

 

COURSE INFORMATION

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FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2
LEX 271 Law Office Writing 2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

ENG 114  Pro. Research & Reporting 3
LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 3
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2
OST 136 Word Processing 3
Choose one of the following:  
POL 120 American Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
    Totals 14

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

LEX 150  Commercial Law I 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure 3
LEX 288 Elder Law 3
WBL 111 Work Based Learning 1
    Totals 10

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3
LEX 210 Real Property I 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 3
OST 286 Professional Development 3
    Totals 15

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 3
LEX 240 Family Law 3
LEX 270 Law Office Management/Technology 2
Choose one of the following:
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
    Totals 15

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FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
LEX 110 Intro to Paralegal Study 2
LEX 130 Civil Injuries (Torts)* 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3
LEX 210 Real Property I* 3
LEX 250 Wills, Estates & Trusts* 3
    Totals 5-11

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 3
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 3
LEX 240 Family Law* 3
LEX 270 Law Office Management 2
LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2
    Totals 7-13

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

LEX 150  Commercial Law I* 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure* 3
LEX 288 Elder Law* 3
    Totals 0-6

*Elective courses - must take 2 electives.
 

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Paralegal Program Coordinator/Instructor

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