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Paralegal, Certificate (605.3)

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Allegheny, Boyce, South

This certificate program is drawn from the degree program, especially designed for persons who desire to improve job skills or who wish to retrain for an entry-level position in the paralegal field. Paralegals are employed by banks, real estate offices, title companies, brokerage houses, corporations, governmental agencies and lawyers/law firms. It is offered primarily for those holding an associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in another field.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Prepare and develop case-related materials for civil and criminal litigation.
  2. Locate, identify and interpret legal principles applicable to specific client cases identifying issues generally applicable to various areas of substantive law.
  3. Prepare documents utilized in various areas of substantive law and conduct legal research in both traditional and digital environments.
  4. Analyze procedural issues which arise in litigation, real estate, probate, criminal and family areas of law.
  5. Employ accurate terminology of the field and use a professional tone in all communications.

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