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The Paralegal certificate leads to a Post-Bachelor Degree Professional Paralegal certificate. This program is designed to provide the legal profession with qualified paraprofessionals who will perform legal research, aid in discovery and analyze evidence in preparation for litigation in the various court systems at the local, state and national levels. Students may participate in an internship as part of their training.
To qualify for a Paralegal certificate, the student must have completed a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution of higher learning and must complete the courses listed as Paralegal Major Requirements below.
Requirements for acceptance into the program
Prior to the student’s enrollment in the first course sequence within the program, the student must complete an interview with the PLG Program Coordinator.
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|BUS 2030||Business Law I||3|
|BUS 2040||Business Law II||3|
|PLG 2100||Legal Research||3|
|PLG 2120||Legal Writing||4|
|PLG 2130||Substantive Law||4|
|PLG 2140||Trial Preparation||3|
|PLG 2160||Legal Ethics||2|
|PLG 2611||Legal Technology||3|
|Complete one of the following Special Topics courses (See Special Topics list below):||2|
|CIS 1050||Personal Computer Productivity Tools||4|
|PLG 2510||Paralegal Internship||3|
|Total Credit Hours||34|
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.
NOTE: A Paralegal is not licensed to practice law but does perform specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals are bound to the same recognized ethical standards and rules of professional responsibility as a lawyer. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
|PLG 2601||Special Topics: Bankruptcy Law||2|
|PLG 2602||Special Topics: Criminal Law||2|
|PLG 2603||Special Topics: Employment Law||2|
|PLG 2604||Special Topics: Immigration Law||2|
|PLG 2605||Special Topics: Family Law||2|
|PLG 2606||Special Topics: Probate Law||2|
|PLG 2607||Special Topics: Intellectual Property||2|
|PLG 2608||Special Topics: Real Estate Law||2|
|PLG 2609||Special Topics: Business Organizations||2|
|PLG 2613||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2614||Special Topics||2|
|PLG 2615||Special Topics||2|