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Paralegal Technology - Litigation

Curriculum Description

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.

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.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records searches, 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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 22.0302
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
LEX 130 Civil Injuries NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
LEX 140 Civil Litigation I NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
LEX 160 Criminal Law & Procedure NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  Total: 8 2 0 9

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
LEX 141 Civil Litigation II NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
LEX 214 Investigat & Trial Prep NEW REQUISITE 1 4 0 3
  Total: 3 6 0 6

Total Credit Hours: 15

Additional Information

Cooperative education work experience courses may be available for this program.

Certificates in Paralegal Technology are intended for the use and benefit of students who have already completed either a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree in any field.