Paralegals are qualified to perform law-related work under the supervision of a lawyer: analyze legal issues; investigate and evaluate facts; prepare pleadings, contracts, forms, legal memoranda, and other documents; interview clients; assist in case management; and perform other duties. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public.
Program approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
Focus on the technical skills, general knowledge, and communication abilities necessary to be a successful legal assistant
Preparation to work in legal areas such as business/corporate, real estate, family, criminal, environmental and intellectual property law
Attorneys as faculty who impart firsthand experience
Preparation for certifying exams offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the National Association of Legal Assistants
Hands-on experience with technology used in law firms
Internship in an organization that allows students to apply their education in the workplace