Paralegal Studies - Certificate of Achievement
The paralegal profession is one of the fastest-growing job fields in the nation. Paralegals hold increasingly important and high-paying positions at large and small law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, banks, real estate and insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, Silicon Valley startups, and freelance paralegal businesses. Evergreen Valley College’s Paralegal Studies Program prepares graduates to work as a “paralegal” or “legal assistant” under California law (Business and Professions Code Section 6450). The Paralegal Studies Certificate requires students to complete 24 units of classes, enabling graduates to comply with this law and enter the workforce as paralegals or legal assistants.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe the legal profession’s basic ethical guidelines and their importance, applying them in practice situations.
- Analyze a client’s case, determining the legal issues to be addressed and the legal rules that apply.
|LA 010||Introduction to Law, Legal Research, the Constitution, and Ethics||3|
|LA 071||Legal Research||3|
|LA 072||Advanced Legal Analysis & Writing||3|
|Select 15 units of Legal Specialty Courses||15|
|California Courts and Litigation Practice|
|Tort and Personal Injury Law|
|Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning|
|Real Estate and Property Law|
|Intellectual Property Law|