Paralegal Technology

What you can get

Paralegal Technology: 
Associate in Applied Science Degree Program
Paralegal Technology: 
Civil Litigation Certificate
Paralegal Technology: 
Real Estate Certificate

What it's about

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.

Jobs available

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Title Examiner
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Health and Safety Specialist

Courses you'll take

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.

What you'll gain

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

Contact: sandy_lockwood@davidsonccc.edu

Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment counselor

Competencies: 

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively by listening, speaking, and writing.
  2. Identify, analyze, research, and evaluate legal issues.
  3. Work ethically and effectively with diverse populations.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program. Paralegal Technical Standards