Paralegal / Legal Studies
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.
Legal tasks typically performed by a paralegal include:
- evaluating cases
- conducting client and witness interviews
- drafting court pleadings and motions
- performing legal research
- preparing legal documents, such as contracts, wills, and deeds
- managing and organizing case files
- helping attorneys prepare for trials and hearings.
The mission of our program is to rigorously prepare future paralegals to provide professional support services to the legal community in a competent, diligent, and ethical manner.