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Paralegal Technology - Personal Injury

Curriculum Description

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice or represent clients in a court of law.

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records searches, drafting and filing legal documents, research and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies and other business organizations.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Certificate

C25380P REVISED
NC CIP: 22.0302
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
LEX 130 Civil Injuries 3 0 0 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 3 0 0 3
   
    6 0 0 6

Spring Semester
Select a minimum of 8 credit hours:
Co-op Work Experience I (0) (0) (10) (1)
  AND        
Civil Litigation II 2 2 0 3
  AND        
Investigat & Trial Prep 1 4 0 3
  AND        
Medical Evidence Analysis 1 2 0 2
   
    4 8 0 8

Total Credit Hours: 14

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Cooperative education work experience courses may be available for this program.

Certificates in Paralegal Technology are intended for the use and benefit of students who have already completed either a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree in any field.