Specialized Associate Degree – Paralegal

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Become a paralegal with training at Empire College in California. 

Paralegal Associate Degree in Santa Rosa, California
 

Are you searching for a paralegal school that can help you develop an understanding of legal concepts and services? At Empire College, we can help you learn the skills you need to earn your paralegal certification in California and begin your career.

Objective: This Associate degree program is designed to prepare you for positions as a paralegal, legal secretary, or administrative support specialist in a law office or firm. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal office skills such as case management, legal research, discovery, docketing, drafting and analyzing legal documents, and alternative dispute resolution. A 120-hour internship is included as part of your paralegal training.

Further concentration on critical thinking, decision-making, human relations and communications can also help you become a well-rounded professional.

Program Length: 7 quarters
Specialized (Occupational) Associate Degree awarded upon successful completion of all legal assistant program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2001, paralegals are defined by the California Business and Professions Code Section 6450 et seq. as to their education and experience. Section 6454 – Definitions: The terms “paralegal,” “legal assistant,” “attorney assistant,” “freelance paralegal,” “independent paralegal” and “contract paralegal” are synonymous for purposes of this chapter.

Our Paralegal associate degree program includes the following courses:

  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation courses
  • Real Property
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Law Office Docketing, Accounting and Management
  • Mediation/Conflict Management
  • Ethics in Technology and Society
  • Legal Research
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • CyberLaw
  • Internship for Paralegals
  • Accounting
  • Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
  • Management Communications
  • And many more in-depth courses!

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