Paralegal Studies Program

The Lilburn and Marietta campuses offer the following degree and diploma training programs in paralegal studies. Graduates from these programs learn the technical and computer skills to assist law firms in managing cases in personal injury, criminal law, intellectual property, bankruptcy, immigration, family law and real estate. With this knowledge paralegals and legal assistants will join a legal team dedicated to their clients, while enjoying a rewarding and challenging career in law.

Lilburn Campus Programs

  • Paralegal Studies – Associate of Science Degree Program
  • Paralegal Studies – Diploma Program

Graduates of Lilburn’s paralegal studies diploma program interested in pursuing an associate degree may transfer their class credits into the program.  They must complete additional coursework to be awarded a Paralegal Studies Associate of Science degree.

Marietta Campus Program

  • Paralegal Studies – Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Graduates of Marietta’s degree program in paralegal studies provide the theoretical and practical understanding 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 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 in the training courses.  Gwinnett College students in the Paralegal Studies degree program will complete general education courses that round out the education experience and prepare them for life-long learning.

Gwinnett College offers courses to gain essential skills and training to achieve entry-level positions in the paralegal career field. These 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 program training.

  • Investigate the facts of a case.
  • Research 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 in preparing for hearings, trials, and corporate meetings.

Our paralegal degree and diploma programs may vary in credential level and curriculum content by school campus location. Please refer to the catalog listing all courses in your program of interest.

The legal industry will demand additional paralegals to lighten the workload for lawyers and to assist where entry-level lawyers typically would.

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While we do not guarantee employment, we provide continuous career services assistance upon graduation from your Paralegal Studies training program.

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