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Norwalk Community College

Norwalk Community College

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Upon completion of Norwalk Community College's degree or certification program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Show reasoning and skill in the application of legal concepts as needed in the day to day operation of a law office
  • The graduate will also understand the ethics of being a legal paraprofessional
  • Put into practice basic knowledge from social sciences, arts, literature, science and mathematics to understand and create solutions to the problems that come about in the legal field
  • Obtain, organize and present information effectively both in writing and orally
  • Research legal issues through computers or utilizing the traditional manners, to be able to identify applicable statutes, regulations and case law
  • Demonstrate the writing skills that are deemed necessary to work in an office of law
  • The gathering of information and interviewing of clients and witnesses in a way that is meaningful in support of the particular casework.
  • Real estate closing documents such as deeds, mortgages, settlement statements and title insurance binders are prepared after understanding them thoroughly
  • Collect information and prepare estate inventories and inheritance tax forms or prepare court documents for divorce and other family law proceedings
  • Obtain knowledge about the process involved in trial and draft and then reply to complaints and other pleadings and discovery documents.
  • Comprehend the administrative process and how to interact with administrative agencies and respond to requests for information by various entities and to get administrative claims ready for filing
  • Understand various business organizations and how to generate documents for their establishment, incorporation or organization
  • Knowing and understanding functions and benefits of membership in local and national paralegal associations will greatly benefit you
  • You must possess eligibility requirements for taking the Certified Legal Assistant Examination, also known as the CLA which is a private and non-mandatory certification by the NALA, or National Association of Legal Assistants
  • A successful career of a paralegal can be achieved by displaying great ability to work in law office and requisite traits and attitudes

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