|Accredited Bachelor Degree Online|
Paralegals work closely with lawyers and provide vital assistance to train and case preparation. They are essential members of a legal team. Paralegals work in various legal environments and assist lawyers in many stages of the litigation process, including preparation for trials, hearings, closings and corporate meetings. Paralegals research and analyze information, draft documents, obtain affidavits, and identify laws while working under the supervision of an attorney. Paralegals cannot give legal advice or present cases.
Sumner College offers two Program options: An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Paralegal Diploma Program. The Diploma Program is designed to be completed in as little as 40 weeks. If your educational goals are set on a degree, Sumner College also offers an AAS in Paralegal Studies. You will study the basic foundation and structure of the American legal system and become proficient with the litigation and legal research process. You will also be prepared to use computer programs as they apply to the practice of law.
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