Paralegals are qualified to perform law-related work under the supervision of a lawyer: analyze legal issues; investigate and evaluate facts; prepare pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda, and other documents; interview clients; assist in case management; and perform other duties. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public.
* Program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
* Focus on the technical skills, general knowledge, and communication abilities necessary to be a successful legal assistant
* Preparation to work in legal areas such as business/corporate, real estate, family, criminal, environmental and intellectual property law
* Attorneys as faculty who impart firsthand experience
* Preparation for certifying exams offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the National Association of Legal Assistants
* Hands-on experience with technology used in law firms
* Internship in an organization that allows students to apply their education in the workplace