Paralegal Technology

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. Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management.

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.

Course Descriptions

Accreditation

The Paralegal Technology program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by:

American Bar Association (ABA)
321 N. Clark Street, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598

Phone: (312) 988-5617 | Email: legalassts@americanbar.org | Website: ABA

Graduates should qualify for employment in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

Paralegal Technology Employment Outlook
Paralegal Technology (A25380)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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Paralegal Diploma (D25380)

Program Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisite: BA Degree
Award: Diploma

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No certificate programs currently available.