Paralegal Studies PS12
The Paralegal Studies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the paralegal profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations; research state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; criminal law and procedure, and tort law. The program of study emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized legal knowledge and skills required to aid lawyers in the delivery of legal services. Program graduates receive a Paralegal Studies Diploma.
Unauthorized Practice of Law
The goal of the Paralegal Studies Program is to train students in a variety of legal practice areas, analysis and reasoning and effective communication with the students successfully adapting these skills to professional legal environments. Paralegals shall not engage in the unauthorized practice of law as proscribed by the Official Code of Georgia §15-19-51 and must work under the supervision and direction of an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
- Submit a completed application;
- High School diploma or equivalent required for Graduation: Yes
- Age Requirement: 16
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts, if applicable;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
General Education Courses — 8-9 Hours
Occupational Courses — 24 Hours
Paralegal Selection — 6 Hours
* Choose two of the following courses: