Central Piedmont Community College
By taking the Paralegal Technology curriculum, which is approved by ABA, students are qualified to work supervised by an attorney and do legal work that is routine, while they assist with the substantive legal work. They can't give legal advice, practice law, or go in a court of law and represent clients. While taking the course, they will learn about legal research and writing, procedural and substantive legal knowledge, real estate, wills, trusts, estates, family law and commercial law. Other courses that are required include computer use, English and mathematics.
They will learn how to help attorneys when it comes to drafting and filing documents, probate work, office management and research. When they finish, they have the opportunity to be hired in governmental agencies, law firms, insurance agencies or banks.
When students finish the College they receive an Associate in Applied Science degree.