|Mary Braselton, Dean
|Norma Duran, Division Secretary
|Elizabeth Rainey, Faculty
The Paralegal studies program prepares students for careers as assistants or aides in the legal profession. Upon completion of this curriculum, the paralegal graduate will qualify to work under the supervision of a lawyer. Specific areas of training include legal research and writing, case screening and evaluation, civil litigation, probate administration, office management, accounting, servicing and filing of legal documents, and preparation of legal forms.
Students have the option of either an Associate of Applied Science degree which takes approximately two years to complete, or a Beginning Legal Technician Certificate which consists of 19 semester credit hours and takes approximately one year to complete.
For program information please call (432) 685-4665.
National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
In the semester prior to graduation, students become eligible to take the NALA Certified Legal Assistant Examination (CLA). Full-time students and those taking all legal assistant courses may qualify for student membership in national organizations and other professional paralegal associations.
The course sequences shown in the programs of study below should be followed when possible.