Program of Study

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. A one-semester internship providing work experience in a law-related location is available for degree seeking students.


Careers Available

Paralegal opportunities are available in law firms, government agencies, the court systems, and private businesses throughout the area. Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work,
investigations, public records searches, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management.

Recommended Courses and Skills

English, psychology, accounting, and computer applications.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Willingness to read and work hard, interest in the law, ability to study and grasp abstract concepts, effective communication skills, strong sense of responsibility and ability to manage time effectively.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Paralegal Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A25380 REVISED
Paralegal Technology Associate in Applied Science Evening A25380 REVISED
Paralegal Technology Diploma Day and Evening D25380 REVISED
Paralegal Technology - Legal Assistant Certificate NEW Day and Evening C25380LA

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Paralegal Technology Program, contact Warren C. Hodges, Esquire, Department Chair/Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7276 or whodges@forsythtech.edu.