Paralegal

Associate of Applied Science paralegal Studies – PA2

Paralegals (also called “Legal Assistants”) work under the supervision of an attorney and assist in the delivery of legal services. They do substantive legal work the supervising attorney would otherwise do; however, paralegals are not attorneys.

Paralegals generally may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Paralegals are important members of the legal service team. They perform such functions as interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, and attending depositions and court hearings.

Paralegals are found in a number of work settings, including law offices, government agencies, and corporate offices. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. It consists of both legal and general education courses. It is intended for the training of paralegals and is not a pre-law course of study.

FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 1301 English Composition I — 3 SCH
POFI 1401 Computer Applications I — 4 SCH
LGLA 1307 Introduction to Law & the Legal Professions — 3 SCH
LGLA 1301 Legal Research & Writing — 3 SCH
LGLA 1355 Family Law — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 16 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
SPCH 1315 Principles of Public Speaking — 3 SCH
Creative Arts/LPC — 3 SCH

ENGL 1302 English Composition II — 3 SCH
LGLA 1353 Wills, Trusts & Probate Administration — 3 SCH
LGLA 1351 Contracts — 3 SCH
LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 18 SCH

THIRD SEMESTER
GOVT 2305 Federal Government — 3 SCH
LGLA 2303 Torts & Personal Injury Law — 3 SCH
LGLA 1219 Paralegal Ethics — 2 SCH
LGLA 2309 Real Property — 3 SCH
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I — 3 SCH
POFT 2301 Immediate Keyboarding — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 17 SCH

FOURTH SEMESTER
LP Sciences/Mathematics — 3/4 SCH
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I or BUSI 1307 Personal Finance — 3 SCH
LGLA Elective+ — 3 SCH
LGLA Elective+ — 3 SCH
• LGLA 2333 Advanced Legal Document Preparation or • LGLA 2389 Internship – Legal Assistant/ Paralegal — 3 SCH
POFT 1132 Workplace Diversity — 1 SCH
TOTAL: 16/17 SCH

Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree: 67/68

+Legal elective to be chosen from LGLA 1317, 1343, 2307, 2311, 2313, 2323, 2331, 2337, or 2388.


Certificate of Completion Paralegal Studies – PA1

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or junior standing in a baccalaureate degree program with a minimum of 18 semester hours of general education classes completed.

FIRST SEMESTER
LGLA 1301 Legal Research & Writing* — 3 SCH
LGLA 1307 Introduction to Law & the Legal Professions — 3 SCH
LGLA 1355 Family Law* — 3 SCH
LGLA 1219 Paralegal Ethics — 2 SCH
TOTAL: 11 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation* — 3 SCH
LGLA 1351 Contracts 3 SCH
LGLA 1353 Wills, Trusts & Probate Administration* — 3 SCH
LGLA Elective — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 12 SCH

THIRD SEMESTER
LGLA 2303 Torts & Personal Injury Law — 3 SCH
LGLA 2309 Real Property* — 3 SCH
• LGLA 2333 Advanced Legal Document Preparation** — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 9 SCH

Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate: 32

*Legal specialty course.
**Capstone course must be taken in the last semester of course work.

Notes:
• Students should plan to take indicated capstone course in their last semester and should speak with their advisor prior to registering for the final semester.
Core curriculum courses are shown in bold type. If a particular course is not specified, refer to Core Curriculum Options.
The Paralegal Studies Program, in compliance with Guidelines of the American Bar Association, requires students to complete 18 semester credit hours of legal specialty courses, as defined by the ABA, at Lee College.

LP Science = Life and Physical Science
LPC = Language, Philosophy and Culture
GOVT PS = Government/Political Science
SBS = Social/Behavioral Science

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