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    Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Paralegal Studies, COA

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Courses in the paralegal studies program provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a paralegal in civil litigation, bankruptcy or estate planning law firms; an understanding of ethical rules and regulations applicable to legal professionals; an overview of legal theory; and a practical introduction to legal research and writing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define the responsibilities and duties of the paralegals and how they interface with the client, the attorney, the court and other professionals in terms of respectful, appropriate, and professional conduct.
  • Apply the rules and regulations that govern ethical paralegal behavior including the unauthorized practice of law, client confidentiality, conflicts of interest, client trust accounts, and paralegal competence.
  • Conduct online and physical legal research, analyze and apply the law to facts and legal issues.
  • Employ legal terminology competently and generally define the major legal systems and the functions of the law in American society.


Total Units Required: 28.5-29.5

† Recommended

To earn the certificate of achievement:

See Earning a Certificate  for certificate information and requirements.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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