objective of the Associate Degree in Legal Assistant program is to provide
the legal knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the
operation of legal and business environments.
To introduce the student to the law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to
lawyers engaged in legal research.
To arm the student with analytical and technical
skills necessary to design, develop or plan modifications or new procedures,
techniques, services, process or application in the field of law.
students with the practical ‘hands-on” opportunity to prepare or interpret
legal documents and write detailed procedures for practicing in certain
fields of law and general business environments.
To enable the student to understand how to select, compile, and
use technical information from such references as digests, encyclopedia, or
To train the student to analyze and follow procedural
problems that involve independent decisions.
To teach the communication skills for effective interaction with other
members of the legal business community.
To provide entry-level employment
as Legal Assistants in these and other institutions: Banks: Trust Officer,
Probate & Pension Specialist, Escrow Officer, Real Estate Mortgage
Specialist, Collection Specialist; Corporations: Litigation Specialist,
Corporation Paralegal/Legal Assistants, Industrial Relations, Labor
Relations Specialist, Probate and/or Pension Specialist; Insurance: Claims
TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE
OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN LEGAL ASSISTANT, THE FOLLOWING COURSES* ARE REQUIRED:
Real Estate Law **
Litigation Management **
Paralegalism & Ethics **
Workers’ Compensation Law, Social Security, and Disability **
Domestic Relations **
Estates & Trusts **
Basic Legal Research **
Legal Research **
Criminal Law & Procedure **
Legal Drafting & Computerized Applications
Introduction to College English
Introduction to College Math
American Government & Politics
*DOES NOT INDICATE THE ORDER IN WHICH THESE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED.
**CORE CLASS FOR THIS PROGRAM.
Associate Degree of Applied Business in Legal Assistant
Gainful Employment Disclosure
|CREDENTIAL LEVEL 02
|Occupation (SOC Codes)
23-2011.00 43-6012.00 23-2099.00