Paralegals assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, research legal precedent, and conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. The Peninsula College Paralegal degree prepares students for employment as paralegals and legal assistants in all types of organizations, but most work for law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. Program offers practicum experiences and opportunity for service-learning experiences with local employers.
The program prepares students for a paralegal jobs.
The courses are based on recommendations from local employers and industry trends.
The Peninsula College Paralegal degree is significantly more cost effective than most private and public schools.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
When the Paralegal AAS degree is completed the student will be able to:
Investigate and gather the facts of a case
Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles
Organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing systems
Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation
Write or summarize reports to help lawyers prepare for trials
Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as contracts and mortgages
Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court
Help lawyers during trials by handling exhibits, taking notes, or reviewing trial transcripts
File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel
Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings, and depositions