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DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Legal Assistant

Course Description

The Legal Assistant Program provides the student the courses necessary to work as entry level support personnel in a legal office environment as an assistant to a paralegal. The Legal Assistant program will teach the student to apply entry level knowledge of the law and of legal procedures in rendering assistance to a paralegal.

Students completing the Legal Assistant Program will be eligible to enroll in the Associate of Applied Science Paralegal/Legal Support Technician Program.

Upon successful completion, graduates of the Legal Assistant Program will be able to:

  • Work in legal offices at the entry level
  • Demonstrate an entry level of understanding of employment relationships;
  • Understand good customer service skills;
  • Demonstrate entry level proficiency in the basic application of office software;
  • Utilize basic PC knowledge;

Out-of-School assignments will be required in lecture classes.

Additional Information

Quick Facts: Legal Assistant

Total Quarter Credit hours 72 Clock Hours 920
Estimated completion time: 9 months (14 months night)
This program is offered during the day and night at the Main and Branch campuses.
  • Intro to Law and Legal Professions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Contracts
  • Bankruptcy
  • Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts and Personal Injury Law
  • Business Law
  • Introduction to the Court Systems
  • Externship
  • Attorney's Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Para Professional
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Support Technician/Specialist
  • Law Clerk
  • Brief Writer
  • Contract Clerk
  • Case Briefer
  • Law Researcher
  • Legal Research Analyst
  • Patent Researcher
  • Trial Examiner
  • Legal Technician