Paralegal Studies PS13

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 in state and federal law; legal correspondence preparation; family law matters; basic concepts of real property law, criminal law and procedure, civil litigation, tort law, and substantive contract law; and wills, trusts, and probate. 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 Associate of Applied Technology degree.

Unauthorized Practice of Law

The goal of the Paralegal Studies Program is to train students in a variety of legal practice areas, analysis, 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.

Area I - Language Arts/Communications — 6 Hours

Item #
Title
Credits
Minimum Area I - Language Arts/Communications Credit Hours:
6

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts — 3 Hours

Item #
Title
Credits
Minimum Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts Credit Hours:
3

Specific General Education Core Elective — 3 Hours

* Choose an additional course from the complete Area I, II, III, or IV listings:

Minimum Specific General Education Core Elective Credit Hours:
3
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:
69

Overview

Program

Type

Associate of Applied Science, AAS

Location(s)

Golden Isles