Specialized Associate Degree - Paralegal
Become a paralegal with training at Empire College in 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.
If you’d like to earn your paralegal degree in California, contact us today.
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
- Internship for Paralegals
- Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
- Management Communications
- And many more in-depth courses!
Click here to view the course outline.
Want to learn more about earning your paralegal degree with Empire College? Contact us today.
"Going through a divorce, going to Empire College was a milestone in my life. I was a single mom. I have a lot of gratitude to Empire College because they placed me here."
- Anastasia McAllister (left), Paralegal
"I had an AA degree and some units from San Francisco State. Of those of us who started our Empire programs at the same time, all got jobs within 2-3 months of graduation."
- Caitlin McCrary (right), Paralegal