Paralegals are performing a wider rage of duties, making them more in demand!
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Is there a future in a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies career?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 28 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employers are trying to reduce costs and increase availability and efficiency of legal services by hiring paralegals to perform tasks once done by lawyers. Paralegals are performing a wider variety of duties, making them more useful to business. Paralegals investigate the facts of a case; interview clients and witnesses; perform legal research; draft pleadings, deposition notices, subpoenas, motions, briefs, and other legal documents.
Why choose a career in Legal Assistant Studies?
The legal industry is thriving and now is a great time to embark on a legal career. The delivery of legal services is a complex process that requires a team of skilled professionals to provide quality and cost-effective service. As a result, the legal field holds hundreds of legal career options encompassing a diverse range of skills, experience and educational requirements. Developments in the law and technology are always creating new and exciting career opportunities for men and women. Paralegals (legal assistants) are individuals trained to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Paralegals work in private law firms, large and small corporations, the government and many legal aid services and operate under the supervision of a lawyer. Paralegals cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, establish legal fees or sign documents filed with the court. Paralegals assist attorneys in resolving lawsuits.
What will I learn in the Legal Assistant program at CCC?
- Legal Writing, Term and Research
- Torts, Practice, and Procedure
- Communication Skills
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedures
- Wills and Estates
- Family Law
- Real Estate Law
Why is the Legal Assistant program at CCC so outstanding?
At Clovis Community College we are proud to offer our students training and instruction from a broad-based perspective in many areas of law, which allows students to explore the discipline before committing to an area of specialization. Our dedicated, professional staff will take a personal interest in your success! Our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Legal Assistant Studies boasts the unique benefit of offering this degree online in its entirety.
Here are the classes you need to take in order to earn your Associate of Applied Science in Legal Assistant Studies (Paralegal). You can also view the CCC Course Catalog for more details, including course descriptions.