The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.
Coursework includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.
Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.
Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a diploma, and certificates. The appropriate coursework is listed below.
Award Available – See Course Requirements below.
- Associate in Applied Science Paralegal Technology Degree (A25380)
- Paralegal Technology Diploma (D25380)
- Corporate Law Legal Assistant Certificate (C25380B)
- Litigation Legal Assistant Certificate (C25380L)
- Legal Secretary Certificate (C25380S)
- REAL Property Legal Assistant Certificate (C25380R)