The Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies is designed to prepare individuals for employment in law related areas. While paralegals typically are found in law firms, they also are utilized by government agencies, insurance companies, bank trust departments, corporations, and the court system.
The program courses, taught by attorneys, provide students with a solid foundation in procedural and substantive areas of law including research, drafting legal documents, interviewing clients and witnesses, investigating, and communicating. The program also provides eligible students with the necessary skills the students need to take the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal Examination offered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. "http://www.nala.org". Additionally, the A.S. in Paralegal Studies prepares students to transfer to a four year program.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Communicate in a clear and effective manner.
- Identify and apply ethical and professional standards of the paralegal profession.
- Demonstrate ability to utilize the law library and electronic legal research to create well-written legal documents.
- Apply knowledge of tort law, constitutional law, and criminal law concepts to analyze factual situations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of all phases of litigation practice and procedure.
- Examine real property law and its application to real property transactions.
- Analyze issues related to estate planning and probate administration concepts and their application to probate procedures.
- Identify the fundamental principles of the law of business organizations.
- Explain how contract law and the Uniform Commercial Code impacts individuals and business entities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of entrepreneurship, management techniques and procedures.
- Analyze family law situations by applying family law and procedure.
- Identify and demonstrate employability skills.
- Enroll in CF Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management program.
Educational Advisor, Business, Technology and Workforce: Karen Tolson
Phone: 352-854-2322, extension 1593
Office: Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union, Room 201
Program Manager: Carol W. Smith, J.D.
Phone: 352-854-2322, extension 1437
Office: Ocala Campus, Ewers Century Center, Room 201C
Graduates of this program are eligible to be enrolled in the College of Central Florida, Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management program. For more information, contact an Academic Advisor, 352-854-2322.