Paralegal Studies Program
The Lilburn, Marietta, and Raleigh campuses offer the following programs in paralegal and legal assistant students.
- Paralegal Studies – Associate of Science Degree
- Paralegal Studies – Diploma
Graduates of Lilburn’s paralegal studies diploma program who are interested in pursuing an associate degree may transfer their credits into the degree program. They must complete additional course work to be awarded a Paralegal Studies Associate of Science degree.
- Paralegal Studies – Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Paralegal Studies – Diploma Program
Our diploma and degree programs in paralegal studies provide legal assistant students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and the legal skills necessary to perform many paralegal functions including research, writing, investigation, and interviewing. Paralegal studies students gain knowledge of the paralegal and legal assistant’s role in areas such as tort law, litigation, criminal law, civil law, real estate, bankruptcy, wills/trusts & estates, and domestic relations. Theoretical and practical knowledge of how a traditional legal office operates on a day-to-day basis is also included as part of the training. Students in the Paralegal Studies degree programs will complete general educations courses which round out the education experience and prepare them for life-long learning.
Gwinnett College offers legal assistant courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in the paralegal career field. These legal assistant courses will be the first step in starting a rewarding career.
What Paralegals and Legal Assistants Do
Depending upon the size of the firm or organization, paralegals and legal assistants typically have the following job responsibilities which are included within the training.
- Investigate the facts of a case.
- Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles.
- Organize and present the information.
- Keep information related to cases or transactions in computer databases.
- Write reports to help lawyers prepare for trials.
- Draft correspondence and other documents, such as contracts and mortgages.
- Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court.
- Help lawyers during trials.
- Assist attorneys prepare for hearings, trials, and corporate meetings.
Our paralegal training degree and diploma programs may vary in credential level and curriculum content by school campus location. Please refer to the catalog for a listing of all courses in your program of interest.
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