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paralegal Associate of Applied Science paralegal Studies – pA2 __ __ __• Paralegals (also called "Legal Assistants") work under the supervision of an attorney and assist in the delivery of legal services. They do substantive legal work the supervising attorney would otherwise do; however, paralegals are not attorneys. Paralegals generally may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Paralegals are important members of the legal service team. They perform such functions as interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, and attending depositions and court hearings. Paralegals are found in a number of work settings, including law offices, government agencies, and corporate offices. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. It consists of both legal and general education courses. It is intended for the training of paralegals and is not a pre-law course of study. FIRST SEMESTER __ EnGL 1301 English Composition I __ POFI 1401 Computer Applications I __ LGLA 1307 Introduction to Law & the Legal Professions __ LGLA 1301 Legal Research & Writing __ LGLA 1355 Family Law SECOND SEMESTER __ SpCh 1315 __ - - - - - - - __ ENGL 1302 __ LGLA 1353 __ __ principles of public Speaking humanities/Fine Arts English Composition II Wills, Trusts & Probate Administration LGLA 1351 Contracts LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation THIRD SEMESTER __ GOVT 2305 __ LGLA 2303 __ LGLA - - - __ LGLA 2309 __ POFT 1309 __ POFT 2301 Federal Government Torts & Personal Injury Law Elective+ Real Property Administrative Office Procedures I Immediate Keyboarding FOURTH SEMESTER __ - - - - - - - - natural Science/Mathematics __ ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I or __ BUSI 1307 Personal Finance 124 __• __ LGLA - - - - Elective+ LGLA - - - - Elective+ LGLA 2333 Advanced Legal Document Preparation or LGLA 2389 Internship - Legal Assistant/ Paralegal POFT 1132 Workplace Diversity Total Semester Credit hours for Degree 3 3 3 1 16/17 68/69 +Legal elective to be chosen from LGLA 1317, 1343, 2307, 2311, 2313, 2323, 2331, 2337, or 2388. Certificate of Completion paralegal Studies – pA1 Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or junior standing in a baccalaureate degree program with a minimum of 18 semester hours of general education classes completed. SCH 3 4 3 3 3 16 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 3/4 3 FIRST SEMESTER __ LGLA 1301 Legal Research & Writing* __ LGLA 1307 Introduction to Law & the Legal Professions __ LGLA 1355 Family Law* __ LGLA - - - - Elective SECOND SEMESTER __ LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation* __ LGLA 1351 Contracts __ LGLA 1353 Wills, Trusts & Probate Administration* __ LGLA - - - - Elective THIRD SEMESTER __ LGLA 2303 Torts & Personal Injury Law __ LGLA 2309 Real Property* __• LGLA 2333 Advanced Legal Document Preparation©* Total Semester Credit hours for Certificate SCH 3 3 3 3 12 3 3 3 3 12 3 3 3 9 33 ©Capstone course must be taken in the last semester of course work. *Legal specialty course. NOTE: Paralegal Studies Program The Paralegal Studies Program, in compliance with Guidelines of the American Bar Association, requires students to complete 18 semester credit hours of legal specialty courses, as defined by the ABA, at Lee College.

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