About the Program
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.
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.
The program is a 2 Year Associate in Applied Science Program. A certificate option is also available.
**This certificate does not fulfill the requirements by the NC State Bar for a qualified certificate program, and the requirements necessary to become a NC Certified Paralegal. Please note that the credits from this certificate program may be transferred into the Associates’ Degree program which is a qualified program with the NC State Bar, and meets the requirements necessary to become a NC Certified Paralegal.
Program service to the community
The Paralegal Technology program provides the legal training, in all areas of law, to aspiring legal professionals in the community. Future paralegals will be able to offer services, under the supervision of a licensed attorney, in private law firms, governmental agencies, business organizations, and other public and privately owned agencies. In addition, future paralegals are able to work as independent contractors, assisting licensed attorneys, and law firms.
What graduates are prepared for
Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management.
Associate Degree Tracking Sheet
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Certificate Tracking Sheet
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