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.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • High School diploma or equivalent required: 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

Item #
Title
Credits
Minimum General Education Courses Credit Hours:
8-9

Paralegal Selection — 6 Hours

* Choose two of the following courses:

Item #
Title
Credits
Minimum Paralegal Selection Credit Hours:
6
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:
38

Overview

Program

Type

Diploma

Location(s)

Golden Isles