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Paralegal Technology - Certificate

Paralegal Technology

[Janelle Lowrey]

AssociateCertificate

This program is planned to prepare a person for employment as a legal assistant, a position found in legal firms and law-related occupations such as banking and finance, real estate, and government agencies.  The curriculum offers fundamental skills of legal research, laws, procedures, and documents involved in family law, civil law, tort law, wills, and the law of real property.  



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
LET-1123
Introduction to Law
3

Course designed to provide a general perspective of the legal system with concentration being placed on the structure and operation of the court system.

LET-1513
Family Law
3

Course designed to familiarize the student with the basic areas of family law; includes divorce, annulment, child custody, and child support.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications.

BOT-1763
Communications Essentials
3

This course focuses on the basic English competencies and communication skills necessary to be successful and effective in the workplace in addition to effectively contributing to a team while working with a diverse population.

LET-2453
Real Property I
3

Study of real estate laws to include rights incidental to property ownership, trust deeds, and foreclosures.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
LET-1523
Wills & Estates
3

Introduction to the basic concepts of inheritance and estates, probate procedure and preparation of documents.

LET-1213
Legal Research
3

Introduction to the sources and methods of Legal Research.

LET-2313
Civil Litigation I
3

The study and drafting of forms and pleadings used in the civil litigation process, rules of court, and interviewing clients and witnesses.

LET-2323
Torts
3

Study of civil wrongs as distinguished from breach of contract. Concentrates on types of torts, elements, and damages.

BOT-1313
Applied Business Mathematics
3

This course is designed to develop competency in mathematics for business use, with emphasis on the touch method.

Total Hours: 30



 

CIP: 220302

Program of Study Code: 9760