Program Outcomes - Paralegal Post-Degree Certificate
Upon successful completion of the Paralegal Post-Degree Certificate program, the learner will be able to:
- Define the boundaries of the paralegal career field, explain the duties assigned and the responsibilities delegated to paralegals, including the knowledge of legal ethics.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, by telephone, and in writing with lawyers, clients and witnesses (including interviewing), court personnel, co-workers and other legal/business professionals.
- Organize, summarize, analyze and apply factual and legal information for use in preparing legal correspondence, and office, court and other documents for attorney review.
- Demonstrate the ability to use both print and electronic sources to find and analyze a variety of legal sources, including statutes, rules of court, rules of evidence, case law and regulations, and the ability to apply them to a given set of facts.
- Describe the sources of law, hierarchy and powers of various state and federal courts and demonstrate the paralegal’s role during litigation (including note-taking, preparing pleadings, motions, discovery and other documents).