The De Anza College Paralegal Studies Program was among the first paralegal studies programs to be initially approved by the State of California in Since then the program has continually provided a quality educational course of study that incorporates basic legal instruction along with practical training that graduates will need to successfully enter the work force. Our graduates are employed in private law offices, public agencies and corporate law offices. Since the initial approval, the program has undergone normal re-approvals from the ABA on three separate occasions. De Anza College offers both a certificate and a degree program to help individuals prepare for employment as paralegals. Both programs satisfy the educational requirements of California law.
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Learn more. Paralegals perform legal and factual research , draft legal documents and correspondence, interview clients and witnesses, assist in trials and court hearings, maintain and organize files, and coordinate the use of technology in law practice settings. Employment Outlook: These ten-year projections are calculated by California's Employment Development Department , which collects data about the state's workforce and economic trends.
The program has been re-approved by the ABA three times, with complimentary statements about its quality. The college offers certificates and degrees that combine basic legal instruction with practical training in the skills that students need to successfully find employment.
These include communication skills, legal research, legal writing and civil litigation procedures, among other subjects. De Anza's paralegal programs satisfy requirements of state law. Graduates are employed in private law offices, public agencies and corporate law offices. Paralegal duties include performing factual and legal research, drafting legal documents and correspondence, interviewing clients and witnesses, assisting attorneys in pretrial work, including document discovery and analysis, and at trials and hearings, organizing and maintaining case files and coordinating the use of technology in legal work.
For a Certificate of Achievement-Advanced, students must have an A. Degree Requirements. In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements. Course Descriptions. Faculty Directory. Apply Now. Financial Aid. Visit Us on the Web. Home Career Training Paralegal Studies. Award-Winning Program! Department Website.
Paralegal Studies Program