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Everest University Online

 

Paralegal

They continue to assume a growing range of tasks and perform many of the same jobs as lawyers. This program will give you the education you need, providing a complete overview of practical litigation skills and tasks.

The program prepares future Legal Assistants and Paralegals to carry out tasks such as:

  • Researching legal issues
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Preparing pleadings
  • Summarizing documents
  • Organizing trial notebooks
  • Interviewing clients

Learn fundamental knowledge about the formation of contracts, breach of contracts, and remedies for the breach of contracts. Become familiar with the terminology, policies and procedures applied to: estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales, and joint tenancy.

Family and criminal law are other principal subjects covered in this program. Family law specializes in: divorce, separation, custody, adoption, guardianship, and community property. Criminal law covers: common law, statutory crimes and punishment, crime classification, principles of liability, and basic criminal procedure concepts.

Some career opportunities include:

  • Legal secretary
  • Litigation secretary
  • Executive assistant

The Associate in Science Degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal provides you with the skills to interview, gather, review, and analyze factual situations; research the law; prepare and interpret legal documents; conduct day-to-day operations of a legal office.

Paralegal (BS)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal prepares graduates, under the guidance of an attorney, to interview, gather, review and analyze factual situations; research, prepare and interpret legal documents; and conduct day-to-day operations in a legal office.

Graduates may find employment in legal offices, state and federal government agencies, corporate legal departments, insurance companies and legal aid societies.

This program includes courses in:

  • Introduction to Paralegal
  • Legal Research and Writing I, II
  • Civil Litigation I, II
  • Torts
  • Contract Law
  • Family Law
  • Law Office Management
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Legal Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Oral Communications
  • Report Writing

Career Outlook for a Paralegal (BS) Degree

With an Associate' s or Bachelor' s degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal studies, you can work alongside attorneys and other legal professionals in many different arenas. Here are just a few of the opportunities available for trained legal assistants (also known as paralegals).

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

The terms Legal Assistant and Paralegal are used interchangeably, much like the terms attorney and lawyer. Qualified Legal Assistants and Paralegals assist lawyers in the delivery of legal services and may perform any function delegated by an attorney.

A few duties commonly performed by Paralegals include conducting client interviews, interviewing witnesses, drafting legal documents, conducting investigations and research, summarizing depositions and attending court hearings and trials with the supervising attorney.

 

List of education programs offered by Everest University Online

    • Paralegal (Associate's)
  • Paralegal (Bachelor's)

 

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