Paralegal Studies

Associate in Applied Science - PAR.AAS

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level paraprofessional positions in the legal field. A paralegal is a person qualified by education, training, or work experience; who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity, and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals may not give legal advice or otherwise engage in the unauthorized practice of law. Paralegal work includes developing and modifying procedures used in the legal field, preparing routine legal documents, assisting in the preparation of cases for trial, investigating facts, researching, selecting, assessing, compiling, and using information from the law library and other references, and analyzing and handling procedural problems.

Program Information

  • Prepares the student for work as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant
  • Enables the student to develop knowledge of the law and the legal environment
  • Emphasizes legal writing and research
  • Provides knowledge and practical skills in areas such as litigation, family law, estate Employment Opportunities
  • Law Firms
  • U.S. or State Prosecutors’ and Public Defenders’ Offices
  • Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies and other corporations
  • The government
  • Legal Aid offices

Contact Person

Professor Sondi Lee, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4558