Certificate, On Campus
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
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
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.
Surry Community College is designated as a Qualified
Paralegal Studies Program by the North Carolina State Bar Board of
Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours
The Paralegal Technology - Litigation certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25380AX).
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