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Legal Administrative Assisting/Paralegal Diploma Program
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The Diploma in Legal Administrative Assisting/Paralegal gives the student theoretical and practical knowledge and the legal skills necessary to perform many paralegal functions including legal research, writing, investigation, and interviewing. The student also gains knowledge of the paralegal's role, tort law and several legal electives selected from litigation, criminal law, civil law, real estate, bankruptcy, wills/trusts & estates, and domestic relations. The student will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how a traditional legal office operates on a day-to-day basis. Upon graduation from the Legal Administrative Assisting/Paralegal program, Gwinnett College graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Legal Assistant exam given by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Call us today at (770) 381-7200 or complete the "Request More Information" form at the top right corner of the page.


Here's what the Department of Labor says!

  • "Employment for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2014."
  • "Competition for jobs should continue; experienced, formally trained paralegals should have the best employment opportunities."
  • "While lawyers assume ultimate responsibility for legal work, they often delegate many of their tasks to paralegals. In fact, paralegals are also called legal assistants and are continuing to assume a growing range of tasks in the Nations legal offices and perform many of the same tasks as lawyers."
  • "Although most employers do not require certification, earning a voluntary certificate from a professional society may offer advantages in the labor market. The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), for example, has established standards for certification requiring various combinations of education and experience."

AC 101A Accounting I
AC 101B Accounting II
CS 102 Introduction to PCs
CS 204 Microsoft Office Word/Excel
CS 205 Microsoft Office PowerPoint/Access
CS 208 Advanced Word
DT 102 Legal Transcription
DT 112 Intermediate Legal Transcription
EN 111 College English
EN 221 Composition
LS 111 Introduction to Law & the Legal System
LS 211 Legal Research
LS 212 Legal Writing
LS 213 Legal Investigation and Interviewing
LS 216 Tort Law
LS 225 Contract Law
LS 251 Externship — 120 hours
MT 103 Business Math
OP 221 Professional Development/Office Procedures
SP 201 Introduction to Public Speaking
TP 111 Keyboarding/Typing I
TP 112 Keyboarding/Typing II
TP 113 Keyboarding/Typing III
TP 114 Keyboarding/Typing IV

LEGAL ELECTIVES -- 20.25 CREDITS REQUIRED

LS 218 Evidence
LS 219 Constitutional Law
LS 222 Criminal Law
LS 224 Civil Procedures/Litigation
LS 231 Real Estate
LS 233 Debtor/Creditor
LS 234 Wills, Trusts, and Estates
LS 235 Family Law
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 107.25

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Call us today at (770) 381-7200 or complete the "Request More Information" form on the left side of the page to take the next step towards your new career in the Paralegal Field.

 

 
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