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Post Degree Certificate

Learn to investigate legal cases, draft legal documents, and perform legal research under the supervision of an attorney.  This program includes a paralegal internship. 

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in PAR courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admission and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRDLEGALASST/9LAP

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: Seek a position as a paralegal or legal assistant, title examiner, trust officer, contract clerk, legal investigator or law firm administrator.

Academic options:  Continue your studies by taking additional professional development courses.

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Program Requirements 2019-2020

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
PAR 101 Introduction to Paralegal Careers 3
PAR 102 Civil Litigation Procedures I 3
PAR 103 Legal Research 3
PAR 104 Paralegal Ethics 3
PAR 106 Civil and Criminal Evidence 3
PAR 202 Civil Litigation Procedures II 3
PAR 211 Legal Writing 3
PAR 213 Computer Assisted Legal Research 3
Subtotal 24

PAR Specialty Area Electives*

Complete 15 credits from the following list:

Course # Course Title Credits
PAR 203 Tort Law Procedures 3
PAR 204 Wills, Trusts, and Estates 3
PAR 206 Criminal Law and Procedures I 3
PAR 207 Criminal Law and Procedures II 3
PAR 208 Domestic Relations and Family Law 3
PAR 209 Bankruptcy Procedures 3
PAR 212 Law Office Computerization 3
PAR 215 Corporate Law Procedures 3
PAR 217 Real Estate Procedures 3
PAR 218 Administrative Law: Employment 1
PAR 219 Administrative Law: Immigration 1
PAR 220 Administrative Law: Social Security 1
PAR 290 Paralegal Internship ** 4
Subtotal 15

Required Support Course

Course # Course Title Credits
WRT 101
or WRT 102
English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101]
  or English Composition II [SUN# ENG 1102]
Subtotal 3
Total 42

* Specialty courses are not offered every semester. Consult the online class schedules, or meet with an advisor or PAR faculty member to determine class offerings.

** This internship is designed to give students work experience at an approved site.  For students in their final semester of course work.  Application and acceptance is required.