Paralegal / Legal Assistant

photo of female paralegal in law officeThe Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program equips you with the strong communication and organizational skills needed in this profession.  Paralegals, also called legal assistants, perform important tasks such as research to help identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other materials. After graduation, you may be employed by a lawyer, law office or governmental agency, for example. 

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Paralegal & Legal Assistant 
Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.   
Median salary: $39,000





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Paralegal / Legal Assistant


Allstate Insurance
Carl Grant Law Office
Century 21 Real Estate
Orangeburg County Clerk of Court
Orangeburg County Public Defenders Office
The Chandler Law Firm
Williams and Williams     


Name of Program: Associate Degree, Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Program Student Learning Outcomes:

• Demonstrate investigation skills to ensure relevant information is obtained to help with the progression of a legal case.
• Produce documents that are essential to the inner workings of any law office.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of handling legal documents.
• Conduct legal research using correct legal terminology.
• Prepare for trial through file organization and use of notebooks.
• Perform administrative duties as they relate to maintaining files and communicating with clients.
• Learn and demonstrate communication skills.
• Demonstrate organizational skills.
• Demonstrate ethical behavior and practices.
• Use computer skills for professional practices.
• Practice professional skills.
• Demonstrate understanding in the fields of law.