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Legal Assisting AAS

A legal assistant is a highly skilled paraprofessional with specialized training who works under the direct supervision of an attorney. Job responsibilities require knowledge of law and legal procedures in rendering direct assistance to lawyers and clients and include such tasks as client interviewing, case investigation, preparation of pleadings, and conduct of legal research. The Legal Assisting program was planned in accordance with the American Bar Association and the American Association for Paralegal Education guidelines.

The complexity of legal concepts and procedures requires a demanding curriculum. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate of Science Degree. Legal assisting courses are usually offered in the evening so those employed may have the opportunity to enter this degree program.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Legal Assisting

Total Degree Hours: 64

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 121

Text Editing Rules & Applications

3

ENGL 101

Composition

3

LAST 101

Legal Assisting

3

MATH 101

General Math (or higher)

3

Keyboarding placement in either:

3

ADOF 111

Keyboarding/Document Proc I

ADOF 112

Keyboarding/Document Proc II

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

BUSN 210

Business Law/Legal Environment

3

LAST 104

Administrative Agency Advocacy

3

LAST 106

Law of Domestic Relations

3

LAST 141

WestLaw Research

1

POSC 200

American Government/Economy

3

Restricted English Elective: choose from

3

ENGL 102

Research

ENGL 103

Technical Writing

Total Semester Hours

16

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

ADOF 201

Office Accounting

3

CRMJ 163

Criminal Law

3

LAST 201

Business Org/Gov Relations

3

LAST 203

Estate Planning & Prob. Adm.

3

POSC 218

State and Local Government

3

 

Total Semester Hours

15

 

Fourth Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

CRMJ 164

Criminal Procedure

3

CRMJ 212

Legal Research & Methodology

3

LAST 205

Civil Litigation

3

LAST 208

Real Estate Law

3

LAST 210

Legal Internship

3

LAST 242

Legal Machine Transcription

3

Total Semester Hours

18

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