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Legal Assisting/Paralegal (BAT 254)

Term: 2012-2013 Spring Term


Michele A Cleary-Bright
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Students will become knowledgeable of the paralegal career field and the paralegal?s role as a professional member of the legal team. Students will be introduced to an overview of a legal assistant functions in the law office, how laws are made, the federal and state court systems, criminal and civil laws, interviewing and investigation skills, law office administration and information management, and an overview of selected law practice specialties. Emphasis is placed on legal ethics, professional regulation, and current trends and issues in the legal field. Prerequisite: BAT 125 Word Processing