About this course:
Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies
At Platt College, you can earn your Paralegal Associate’s degree in as little as 15 months, or your Bachelor’s degree in as little as 26 months.
The Paralegal Studies program at the Platt College School of Legal Studies provides graduates with the practical skills and detailed knowledge of legal procedure necessary to succeed in today’s increasingly sophisticated legal environment. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on key legal areas such as: Criminal Law, Research and Writing, Civil Litigation, Contracts, Family Law, Torts, Legal Writing, Legal Terminology, Paralegal Ethics, and Computerized Office Environment. Bachelors students continue with additional coursework in additional specialized topics such as: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning, Criminal Law II/Advanced Trial Procedures, Civil Litigation II, Family Law II, Research and Writing II, Labor Law/ Workers’ Compensation, Intellectual Property. All paralegal students are introduced to various legal-related computer programs and online research tools during their courses.
Our program prepares paralegals for the many responsibilities they’ll encounter in the real world, including:
- preparing legal documents
- initiating motions and discovery
- managing client files and records
- coordinating court appearances
At Platt College, the paralegal curriculum is supplemented with courses in English, environmental sciences, college math, psychology, art history and speech to give students the a well-rounded educational experience focused on developing both subject knowledge and communication, research, and organizational skills. Past graduates have found successful employment in a variety of legal settings including law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
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