The legal field has long sought to become more efficient and cost effective. The well-educated paralegal is a valued member of the legal team and part of the solution to the challenges in this professional field. The objective of the Associate of Science degree program in Paralegal is to develop qualified paralegals who have a fundamental understanding of the legal system and are eager to meet the growing needs of the legal field and competent in assisting legal professionals in delivering quality legal services.
The Associate of Science degree program in Paralegal lays a solid foundation of legal framework for the students and exposes them to civil law and litigation, criminal law and adversarial process, family law and property, transactional law, business law, estate planning and probate, administrative law and alternate dispute resolution. Students of this program will also learn to conduct discovery work, gather and organize evidence, do legal research and writing, and use electronic technology to prepare files, store documents, and file them electronically in court. The program also emphasizes career development, professionalism and ethics.